I recently came across a web site in which McCain and Obama answer the top 14 science questions facing America – sharing their views on issues of environment, health and medicine, and science and technology policy. It's worth checking out.

http://www.sciencedebate2008.com/www/index.php?id=42

Regarding the economy, we at Lab Manager Magazine are working on a feature article for the November/December issue that will look at the impact this downturn is having on the laboratory market as well as suggestions for weathering the storm.

This week we featured news about a Brookhaven National Lab program that provides grant money to local nonprofits to promote science and math to under-represented members of the community. What, if anything, does your lab do in the way of community outreach? Please share your thoughts.

I look forward to hearing from you.