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Today Axios announces its newest digital stream "Axios Science." The weekly newsletter will debut on May 18, 2017.

The quick rundown: Axios Science will highlight discoveries and advances in medicine, space, neuroscience, physics and more.

  • The team, led by scientist turned journalist Alison Snyder, will provide insight on the most critical scientific issues through original reporting and analysis that uniquely explains these complex studies and developments.
  • Both the website stream and newsletter will curate the worthiest content in the science space just as Axios readers have come to expect in politics, business, media and tech.
  • Axios Science coverage will include interviews with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and other world-renowned scientists.

Why it matters: "Curious, motivated news consumers are eager to stay up-to-date not only on the latest scientific advances but also on how these issues intersect with technology, business, politics, and other key areas," said Axios Co-Founder and CEO Jim VandeHei, "Axios Science will provide our readers with the information they need."

Sound smart: Each week Axios' science section will include "Axios Voices" featuring analysis from leading researchers, scientists, doctors, and policy experts. Previously, Axios Voices looked at the search for alien life, brain-machine interfaces, and genetic testing for cancer.

Axios is excited to announce that our launch sponsor for our science stream and newsletter is Elysium Health.

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Updated 1 hour ago - Politics & Policy

Congressman criminally charged with lying to feds

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) has been indicted on charges he falsified records and lied to federal investigators probing an illegal foreign donation scheme, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

Driving the news: DOJ says a Fortenberry associate, who later cooperated with investigators, informed him he'd likely received illegal donations from an intermediary for a foreign national, but that Fortenberry denied any knowledge of such a scheme when contacted by the FBI.

"Assassin's Creed," but for schools

"Viking Age: Discovery Tour." Image via Ubisoft

For the third time since 2018, Ubisoft is releasing a nonviolent version of its latest “Assassin’s Creed” game as part of a unique effort to turn one of the medium’s most popular series into an educational tool.

Driving the news:Viking Age: Discovery Tour” transforms last year’s “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” from a bloody 150-hour game about Viking conquest in 9th century England into a peaceful four-hour game about merchants and monks.

School enrollment fell by almost 3 million from 2019 to 2020

Kindergarten student Natalia Bayoumi holds the hand of her father Amir Bayoumi as he walks to the front door of Normont Elementary School in Harbor City, CA. Photo: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The number of individuals enrolled in the U.S. education system dropped by 2.9 million from 2019 to 2020, according to new data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

Why it matters: This marks the lowest level of school enrollment for those under 35 years-old in over 20 years, per the Census Bureau.