Drastic cuts proposed by the administration threaten R&D that provides incredible economic and societal value, and which have always enjoyed bipartisan support
Hostility toward the former is troublesome, but hostility toward the latter is the underlying issue
Massive funding cuts in the president's proposed budget could be more devastating than any threat posed by illegal immigrants
A personal account of how much we stand to lose if we fall prey to the cowardly xenophobia that seems to be driving the Trump administration
She was a vibrant role model for women in astronomy but was not defined by, nor will she be remembered for, her gender but rather by her remarkable contributions as a scientist...
Despite tantalizing hints, a particle whose existence would suggest a previously unknown force of nature doesn't exist after all
While many provisions of the proposed agreement expire after 15 years, the dynamics of the Middle East are shifting too quickly to predict what lies in store
Everyone makes mistakes. But those of the legendary physicist are particularly illuminating
Religious dogma compromises Pope Francis's call for action on climate change by rejecting key solutions
If the recent discovery of gravitational waves emanating from the early universe holds up under scrutiny, it will illuminate a connection between gravity and quantum mechanics and perhaps, in the process, verify the existence of other universes...
An update by the author of A Universe from Nothing on his thoughts, as a theoretical physicist, about the value of the discipline of philosophy
An excerpt from physicist Lawrence M. Krauss's new book explains why we are not the center of the universe
Fifty years after the first human ventured into space, we need some creative thinking
"Regardless of Russia’s actions in this regard, as long as I am president, and as long as the Congress provides the necessary funding, the United States will continue to develop and deploy effective missile defenses to protect the United States, our deployed forces, and our allies and partners"...
The new DOC NYC documentary film festival just ended, and it began last week with a bang, featuring distinguished filmmaker Werner Herzog’s new 3-D film Cave of Forgotten Dreams ...
Writing about science and society invites reactions, good and bad, from the middle to the fringe
Religious leaders should be held accountable when their irrational ideas turn harmful
Whether volcanic or nuclear, disasters anywhere in our interconnected world affect us all
The particles that once seemed impossibly esoteric have become ever more informative