RESOURCES: Science in the Election

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Science  24 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5692, pp. 1881
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5692.1881b

Voters interested in the positions of the 2004 U.S. presidential candidates on science and technology policy have a new online reference from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology chapter of Student Pugwash USA, a nonprofit group that promotes social responsibility in science. The site details the stances of U.S. President George W. Bush and Democratic challenger John F. Kerry on topics such as bioterrorism, stem cell research, climate change, and renewable energy. The nonpartisan policy briefs are stocked with links to references. Project leader Daniel Collins, a graduate student in environmental engineering, expects to add more reports before the November election. “Hopefully, it will encourage people to think about these issues,” he says.

For another source of information, see the candidates' responses to questions from Science.

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