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Legislative session winding down with mood of compromise

Mark Jones, fellow in political science, comments on the end of Texas' 84th legislative session. Read the full article in the May 17, 2015, edition of the Houston ...
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Lamar Smith tries to take NASA out of climate research

Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy, comments on Congress' efforts to question basic science and science budgets. Read the full article in the May 16, ...
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June 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

International Space Medicine Summit 2015
The Baker Institute Space Policy Program and Baylor College of Medicine will host the ninth annual International Space Medicine Summit (ISMS), bringing together the leading physicians, space biomedical scientists, engineers, astronauts, cosmonauts and educators from the spacefaring nations for high-level discussions.

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June 11, 2015, noon

Climate Change: Water as a Bridge to Mitigation and Adaptation
John Matthews, secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, will discuss how to link climate mitigation and climate adaptation, using water as a bridge.

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June 12, 2015, noon

The Affordable Care Act: What Happens Next?
Vivian Ho, director of the Center for Health and Biosciences, will analyze research from across the country to examine where Obamacare is leading us.

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