At the first Science Meets Congress event, Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, energy and innovation experts from academia, government and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about American's energy future.
Skeptics twist a cold snap into an impending Ice Age, and other bad spins
For decades, the agency has used numbers that often underestimate industry emissions of dangerous substances—and isn’t going to change soon
Researchers make plans to modify studies and prioritize public health as city reservoirs run dry
However well-intentioned, this symbolic gesture undermines the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ stated mission to put “issues and events into context”
A leading organization has said that sexual harassment is scientific misconduct. Where are the others?
The success with monkeys could ignite new ethical debates and medical research
Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, talked about worldwide scientific collaboration today at the World Economic Forum.
International competition is increasing, but the United States remains a scientific powerhouse
On January 21, 1968, the cold war grew significantly colder
The project has so far assembled 96 entries of federal restrictions or prohibitions on climate science since November 2016
The suggestion that women are not advancing in science because of innate inability has been taken seriously by some high-profile academics over the years. Neuroscientist Ben A. Barres, who died in December, explained what is wrong with this hypothesis in this 2006 Nature commentary
From a rollback of environmental protections to attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, here’s a look at the president’s impact on science-related issues
The National Institutes of Health would stop processing grants, but astronauts in space would keep working
Court temporarily revives protections for some as Trump and Congress clash over policy reform
In rural China, the charge seems used by a household to get land, money, or other resources from rivals
Critics of the new administration see a troubling pattern where information is hidden from the public
The former pharmaceutical executive said tackling the opioid crisis will be another priority
Genetic information about African rhinos is leading to stiffer convictions