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On October 11, 1984, Kathryn Sullivan—now the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—made history when she became the first American woman to walk in space as a crew member of the shuttle Challenger. In three shuttle missions, she logged more than 530 hours in space, including the 1990 Discovery flight that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts today commended California’s new law that expands the Virtual Dental Home, an innovative program that uses telehealth technology to bring dental services directly to patients in community settings, such as preschools, elementary schools, and nursing homes. Read More
In a Sept. 26 letter to Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard, more than 500 Canadian and international scientists have urged the provincial government to fulfill its commitment to revive the Plan Nord, the landmark conservation and sustainable development policy that would protect half the province’s northern territory. Read More
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