The Trump administration has issued a memo this week ordering the U.S. Department of Agriculture's research arm to stop publishing "outward facing" documents and research, according to reports from multiple media outlets including BuzzFeed, The Washington Post and Politico.
"Starting immediately and until further notice, ARS will not release any public-facing documents", ARS chief of staff Sharon Drumm wrote in a memo to her staff on Monday, BuzzFeed reported.
The US Department of Agriculture has banned scientists and other employees in its main research division from publicly sharing everything from the summaries of scientific papers to USDA-branded tweets as it starts to adjust to life under the Trump administration.
The US Agricultural Research Service has been stopped from issuing news releases, photos, fact sheets, news feeds or any social media content, until further notice.
Wolf 1061c could be the next habitable planet after Earth
As the Wolf 1061c is completely within the habitable zone of the star, the possibility of its support for alien life is high. Wolf 1061b orbits close to the parent star and is therefore very hot. "A planet that's too close would be too hot".
USDA-ARS officials have confirmed that effective immediately, the ban includes the release of news releases, photos and other material to the public.
The USDA-wide memo, issued by the department's acting deputy administrator, Michael Young, was meant to offer guidance on "interim procedures" until a new secretary takes over USDA. The orders are expected to have a significant and immediate impact on EPA activities nationwide.
On Tuesday, a Twitter account for Badlands National Park, in South Dakota, posted a series of tweets about climate change, an issue that President Trump has called a hoax while promising to promote the drilling and use of fossil fuels. However, after a day of strident and vocal backlash against the rule from both the scientific community and American public, the department relented.
The AG may have given the Tamil Nadu government an idea of all it needs to do to end the Jallikattu flashpoint. If it is not, the protests are set to continue, bringing normal life to a standstill in the state.
Netanyahu said over the weekend that he hopes to eventually extend Israeli sovereignty over all settlements. Netanyahu also said he supports an "Israeli sovereignty over Ma'aleh Adumim", a major West Bank settlement.
Hollywood action star Vin Diesel has shared a photo of Deepika Padukone in which the duo can be seen enjoying chai together. It was optional, but the Orange Is The New Black star knew she wanted to keep up with Diesel and do her own stunts.
A woman says she and her parents were fortunate to escape with their lives as a storm destroyed their home in rural south Georgia. However, information on whether anyone there had been killed or injured is not available, nor is the cost of the damage.
In his New Year address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Pyongyang was in the final stages of preparing to test an ICBM. It is also believed to have an upgraded version of the missile, known as the KN-14.
The tremors were felt across the Abruzzo, Lazio and Marche regions and also in Rome , over 100 kilometres (60 miles) away. Pope Francis was giving his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican at the time the tremors hit Rome .
At long last - Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot update is finally active, that is, if you have self-driving capability in your vehicle . However, Tesla has not revealed when it expects to do the same with the rest of the new vehicles.
Existing home sales in the U.S. booked a weaker-than-expected December but saw their strongest year since 2006. First time buyers held steady, making up 32% of the market, the same as November of 2016 and December 2015.
Ventura always played with a sense of confidence, flair, emotion, passion for the game and innate desire to be great. In a separate auto crash also in the Dominican Republic, former Major League infielder Andy Marte was killed.
What is Bell Let's Talk Day?
Lambton College is doing its part to join in on the mental health conversation. Her research has looked into the stigma surrounding mental illness.
AUDUSD Nosedives After Australia's Inflation News
Over the year to December non-tradables inflation was 2.1 per cent, well up on the 1.6 per cent recorded in the year to June. The average of RBA's two core inflation measures has remained at around 1.6% throughout a year ago .
Super Bowl LI: When is It, How to Get Tickets, and More
Brady and coach Bill Belichick will be seeking their - and the Patriots' - fifth Lombardi Trophy, and second in three years. During last year's U.S. presidential election, Trump claimed Brady had contacted him to let him know he had voted for him.
Apple sues Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion over royalties
According to the suit, Qualcomm even told Apple that Apple had forfeited nearly $1 billion in rebates by working with regulators. Qualcomm supplies the LTE modems used in Apple's line of iPhones, and up until 2016, the company was Apple's sole supplier.
Roger Federer vs Kei Nishikori
The fourth round encounter against Gael Monfils could have tilted either way, but the determined Spaniard found a way to win. The second set began again with an unstoppable Roger Federer , who broke the serve to his rival with his utmost ease.
Tehran high-rise building collapses after fire
Local police officials have cordoned off the area and as this report is filed, more rescue personnel have been sent to the spot. A high-rise residential building in Tehran has collapsed after a blaze, Iranian state television reported Thursday.
Air Force to Launch Missile-Warning Satellite Tonight
The other two satellites that are already there are GEO-1 and GEO-2 launched in 2011 and 2013, respectively. ULA's coverage of the launch begins at 7:26PM ET, so check back then to watch the Atlas V take flight.
Kerber celebrates 29th birthday with victory in Australian Open
No. 24 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova got past Russian countrywoman Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-2, 6-2 in another second-round match. Stan Wawrinka, the 2014 victor , recovered from his tetchy five-setter with Martin Klizan to beat Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.