Washington, DC - Friday, the Council of Economic Advisers released a report on the relationship between the corporate tax rate and GDP growth.

Washington, DC - NASA has awarded 24 Multiple Award Construction Contract Two (MACC-II) contracts to 20 small businesses and four large firms for general construction services at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and several other agency locations.

Washington, DC - On Monday, in Washington, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith G. Garber and E.U. Director-General for Research and Innovation Robert-Jan Smits, convened the United States-European Union Joint Consultative Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation (JCG). The JCG provides an opportunity to exchange views on some of the most important transatlantic science and technology endeavors and to align American and European research and innovation efforts for mutual benefit. Both sides recognized the role of research and innovation as key drivers of jobs and economic growth, and that transatlantic research cooperation has been a primary source of new technologies and scientific discoveries for over a century.

Washington, DC - A new study published in the journal Neuron sheds light on the normal function of LRRK2, the most common genetic cause for late-onset Parkinson’s disease. The study was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Washington, DC - "Why are the naysayers so determined to block tax reform efforts on Capitol Hill?  There's all too much negativity among folks like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.  But the reality is that there is widespread optimism that tax reform can become a reality in 2017.  Most on the left side of the aisle likely will not support efforts to improve the tax code, despite the fact that it will benefit the middle class, however you look at it," says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

San Diego, California - San Diego Zoo Global scientists and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:  NOC) engineers announced the continuation of a unique collaboration to advance the understanding of sea ice dynamics in a changing climate and impacts on polar bear behavior.