Being a scientist should not require developing the grit to continually endure misogyny, discrimination, harassment, assault or bullying
Ideological, social and political values have always influenced research
Contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs spoke with Arthur Caplan, head of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s division of medical ethics, about some of the ethical issues that researchers have to consider in testing and distributing vaccines against COVID-19...
The scenarios foresaw leaky travel bans, a scramble for vaccines and disputes between state and federal leaders, but none could anticipate the current levels of dysfunction in the United States...
An engaged and well-informed public has always been the foundation of our democracy
Apocalypse Never, a book by iconoclastic environmentalist Michael Shellenberger, triggers polarized responses
Compared with traditional lineup techniques, a series of two-faces-at-a-time choices led to more accurate identification by study witnesses.
Biases in the system put the lives and well-being of women and minorities at risk
An incoming medical student points out that the field has always been political, prioritizing some bodies over others
More diversity is needed to reverse long-standing inequities in disaster response policies
It’s time to replace gross domestic product with real metrics of well-being and sustainability
UAP are a scientifically interesting problem. Interdisciplinary teams of scientists should study them
Some trade organizations have distorted the facts on climate change and other issues to keep members’ profits high
Efforts to green buildings and encourage public transit could unintentionally price out low-income residents
COVID-19 could amplify the persistent lack of diversity in higher education—but the pandemic also gives us a chance to fix it
Journalist Bob Hirshon reports from the Taking Nature Black conference, reporter Shahla Farzan talks about tracking copperhead snakes, and nanoscientist Ondrej Krivanek discusses microscopes with subangstrom resolution...
The Clean Air Act would be a key avenue for pursuing more stringent emissions reductions
Philosopher Susan Schneider weighs the pros and cons of radical technological enhancement
Originally published in February 1900
Manipulated videos are getting more sophisticated all the time—but so are the techniques that can identify them