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Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM EDT
The Third U.S. National Climate Assessment confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the United States and key sectors of the national economy.
Posted byon March 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM EDT
As part of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s #GeeksGetCovered, effort we’ll be sharing stories about what access to affordable, quality healthcare means to geeks across America.
Posted byon March 23, 2014 at 7:38 AM EDT
The First Lady and her family travel to a village called Mutianyu to visit a section of the Great Wall of China, which was simply breathtaking.
Posted byon February 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM EDT
The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's new solar plant, the largest of its kind on any U.S. Department of Defense installation, showcases President Obama's commitment to addressing climate change.
Posted byon February 6, 2014 at 1:47 PM EDT
Six ways the ACA is helping the labor market, laying the foundation for future economic growth, and improving families’ financial security and well-being.
Moving Forward to Protect Native American Women: Justice Department Announces VAWA 2013 Pilot Project for TribesPosted byon February 6, 2014 at 1:38 PM EDT
In 2013, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), recognizing a tribe’s inherent right to protect women previously left vulnerable by gaps in the law. Three American Indian tribes will participate in the Department of Justice’s Pilot Project to implement the new law.
At White House College Opportunity Event, New Commitments Announced to Help Low-Income Students Succeed in STEM FieldsPosted byon January 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM EDT
At yesterday’s event on College Opportunity, the President and First Lady called for a sustained all-hands-on-deck effort to increase college opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students in America. The event included the announcement of more than 100 new commitments in support of this critical goal.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.
Posted byon November 27, 2013 at 1:45 PM EDT
Last Saturday, OSTP co-hosted an interactive day of neuroscience activities for local middle school students to explore the science of brains. In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and the Society for Neuroscience, OSTP staffers and participating scientists helped students wrap their minds (and hands!) around applied neuroscience concepts including health, learning, and memory.
Posted byon November 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM EDT