Reuters – Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bill that requires Congressional approval of major rulemakings that could affect areas ranging from the environment to education.
The Oregonian – After more than a decade of unsuccessful efforts to eradicate the genetically modified grass it created and allowed to escape, Scotts Miracle-Gro now wants to step back and shift the burden to Oregonians.
The Conversation – One of the president’s most important responsibilities is fostering science, technology and innovation. Scientific knowledge can inform policy decisions, and conversely, policies affect the course of science, technology and innovation.
USA TODAY – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the concussion settlement between the NFL and retired players, a move that will finally allow payments to be made to those covered in a deal first reached more than three years ago.
Mashable – IBM's Watson discovered five genes linked to ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease. The discovery is Watson's first in any type of neuroscience, and suggests that Watson could make discoveries in research of other neurological diseases.
USA TODAY – With $500 million in hand to fight the opioid epidemic, White House officials are moving quickly to get that money flowing to the hardest-hit states—and pushing local officials to spend the new dollars on treatment above other addiction-related initiatives.