N – Get your scientific integrity calendar

Justin Bilicki won this year’s Science Idol competition, an cartoon contest with the theme of scientific integrity. Twelve of the finalists’ cartoons are available as a 2009 calendar, available from the US Union of Concerned Scientists’ website. The union says, “Recent investigations and surveys show that political interference in science has harmed the ability of federal agencies to protect our health, safety, and environment. We are building a foundation to guide the next president in restoring scientific integrity to federal policy making. The next president and Congress must renew the independence of science at federal government agencies and create a thriving scientific enterprise.” See www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/science_idol.