John Holdren says the president’s move could strain international science ties, possibly making the world less safe
The second-year resident worries what will happen to his patients
Two top medical centers worry that patients will not be permitted to enter the country
Researchers say they will resist any attempts to meddle with their work or their findings
Order barring citizens of seven countries from entering the U.S. has left many confused and afraid
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
Under new chair Ajit Pai the agency would likely to reverse its Open Internet Order—a regulation expected to become less relevant as the Net continues to evolve
Students, doctors and researchers join a big protest in the academic hub of Boston
Scientists from all over the country are calling for an end to a immigration ban that could potentially affect thousands of scientists working in the U.S.
And they are seeking training at record numbers on how to better communicate with the public
Anonymous accounts are purportedly linked to NASA, National Parks and other agencies
The effects of building a massive concrete wall range from increased emissions to blocked wildlife migration routes
In just two days, more than 300,000 people join a Facebook planning group
In a time when facts don’t matter, and science is being muzzled, American democracy is the real victim
A source at the EPA said the agency’s Office of General Counsel is now "walking through pages on the site" to see what is legally removable, and what legally needs to remain...
But some scientists still say an unprecedented clampdown may be underway
But dropping the appeal of a lawsuit would immediately end cost-sharing help for up to six million people and would almost certainly send the insurance market for individuals into chaos...
The move adds to concerns that the administration will promote a denial of fundamental science within its agencies
NPS employees have a message for the Trump Administration
The curbs echo what happened in Canada six years ago
The reverse is a bitter blow to Native American tribes and climate activists after months of protests
A key Senate committee approved Trump's top diplomatic pick yesterday, but Democrats cited concerns about Tillerson’s position on climate change issues
Trump could soon issue an executive order directing the EPA to consider the Clean Power Plan illegal and stop any work related to the regulation
Climate sceptic William Happer and ardent critic of academia David Gelernter have met with the president
Marchers worry that the president's rhetoric and nominee choices threaten research, the scientific method and reproductive rights
An analysis reveals that the percentage of new mothers who use family leave has remained flat since 1994
From stem-cell law to national monuments, the president-elect has myriad opportunities to transform the research landscape
The 45th president may still name a different permanent director
Trump’s appointment to oversee America’s parks and federal lands has pledged to protect them and public access while undoing federal regulation
If the new president delays climate action as promised, the world is far more likely to miss its Paris agreement goals
Trump's nominee for Energy secretary says that he will base decisions on "sound science"
The new administration could cut greenhouse gases and achieve its economic goals all at once
Committee mentioned in a Trump meeting last week could scare people away from protective immunizations, scientists say
Behavioral research suggests the answer is probably no
Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency tells Senate he would honor the intent of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard
Pruitt tells Senate he would seek to ensure environmental protections are effective without hurting development
The president-elect has taken what is widely seen as a hostile stance toward the scientific community. Here’s why
The nation’s public health agency is battling on several fronts, including an Obamacare repeal
Rep. Tom Price can expect some tough questions from his Senate interrogators
Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State falls back on subjective language to skirt science
The nation’s top science panel has just sketched a clearer way to set a fair price today for cutting tomorrow’s climate risks—and some of Trump’s advisers say the price should be zero ...
But Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee, tells senators that efforts to predict climate change are ‘very limited’
The agency's current director has said he would be willing to stay
Revised scientific-integrity policy gives researchers more leeway to speak to the press and publish their findings
Like the president-elect, Robert Kennedy, Jr., has pushed arguments of a link to autism
As Trump’s “landing team” touches down at NASA, science community members mull ways to interact with politics
In some areas the next administration's approach may be more of the same
The new Republican-controlled federal government could use “preemption” to restrict state and local environmental protections
"It never occurred to me that he was the oldest president"
Will Obama’s science policy accomplishments survive? A Q&A with outgoing science adviser John Holdren
Back up data and speak out ahead of next month’s inauguration, they advise
State officials seek to undo the Clean Power Act and block similar future regulations
California Gov. Jerry Brown gives strategy tips at huge research meeting; some scientists think there are opportunities they can seize
The ex-governor championed radioactive refuse storage in Texas, and would be in the thick of the issue as energy secretary
Zinke wants to keep federal lands in the hands of the government, believes that “something is going on” with the climate and embraces of an “all of the above” energy policy...
Researchers are reaching out to the U.S. president-elect with science advice—and criticism
In the famous “Oops!” moment that helped scuttle his presidential run, Perry forgot the name of Energy Department
Energy executive Rex Tillerson would have major influence over U.S. participation in international climate pacts
Advocates say the neurosurgeon could make a difference by focusing on the many health dangers that beset public housing
Trump's transition team asked for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers
Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson has no government experience and close ties to Russia
Surgeon Tom Price, tapped to head Health and Human Services, has fought regulations and tried to cap malpractice suits
If approved by the Senate, Cathy McMorris Rogers would oversee energy resource development on public lands
The president-elect's pick for HHS head supports such a change
Despite concerns over Scott Pruitt’s record of opposing ethanol, experts say the renewable-fuel program is on safe ground
Trump’s choice, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has said the Clean Power Plan is a form of federal “coercion and commandeering”
Economic woes wrought by globalization are only part of the cause.
Jim O'Neill is not a physician, but he speaks frequently at biotech industry meetings
Gore said his conversation with the president-elect was “productive” and “extremely interesting”
More than 800 Earth scientists and energy experts (and counting) urge the incoming president to take six crucial steps
The new administration will champion controversial school choice policy and potentially undermine the teaching of evolution and climate change
A science writer urges the President-elect to make world peace his number-one mission.
The new administration will likely defang efforts to enforce Net neutrality and online privacy protections, and potentially ramp up domestic and international surveillance
The choices Trump is making bode ill for STEM education - and all public schools
The Keystone XL pipeline and new coal leases could be green-lighted quickly, but other efforts will take time
He hasn't said much, but his influence on the industry could be profound
A candidate who doesn't believe in science would be “a very dangerous person to pick”
The new administration will likely shift NASA resources away from Earth exploration and into deep space. But many questions remain about how the agency will be led and funded
Tom Price has championed tax credits, health savings accounts and lawsuit reforms
The incoming administration could quickly withdraw the U.S. from international climate change agreements, but domestic change is likely slower
The president-elect could initiate a massive transformation of health care—including birth control funding. But without a replacement plan ready, lawmakers may hesitate to repeal Obamacare anytime soon...
Funding for the act, which aims to speed approval of new drugs and devices, may be in jeopardy
New Trump appointments could de-emphasize intelligence reports on climate as “threat multiplier” but military investments may be hard to alter
Factual beliefs on climate change, evolution, and the like are most often symbols used to communicate membership in and loyalty to groups embroiled in a competition for social status.
Departments like the EPA and NASA could see a dramatic shift in their funding and priorities
Experts tone down a news story about the Clinton campaign being urged to challenge results due to possible cyber attack
Mike Pompeo wants to collect bulk data for detailed profiles of anyone who uses the Internet
The President-elect’s space policy platform calls for disruptive reorganizations and possible budget cuts to Earth-observing satellite programs
Market forces, not politics, will likely lessen the region’s reliance on coal
Jeff Sessions, choice for attorney general, has ridiculed greenhouse gas regulations
The president-elect won the election by artfully shaping and responding to his supporters’ views
Undergraduates and new professors weigh in on starting their careers at an odd time
Rules on power plant emissions and clean water have some staying power, but other regulations are easier targets
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins talks about the future of the NIH in light of the election.
The Trump administration is outlining policies that put our response to climate change in deep jeopardy and threaten to change the fundamental direction of science in the U.S.
Energy Department official says businesses may want the technology for their own purposes
The administration released its strategy at the UN climate talks for cutting U.S. emissions more than 80 percent by mid-century
A moderate Republican and science advocate is slated to run the House Appropriations Committee
Choosing Myron Ebell means Trump plans to drastically reshape climate policies
The victor’s opinions about 20 subjects, from climate change to public health
Certain congressional actions could help overcome the threat of a Senate filibuster
What the election results mean for science, in gut responses from Scientific American’s Board of Advisers
Five factors behind America’s staggering decision
Trump victory generates shock, disbelief and fear of funding cuts
Republicans sweep White House and U.S. Congress, with uncertain implications for research
His statements show a disregard for science that is alarming in a candidate for high office
Eight worrisome climate patterns are well underway, regardless of politics
Scientific American evaluates responses from Clinton, Trump, Johnson and Stein to 20 questions
It's possible, but tricky, and could undermine global cooperation on other issues
His stunning win took many people in both parties by surprise—and scientists are only beginning to process the possible fallout
In spite of occasional backward lurches, like Trump's election, humanity should keep getting healthier, wealthier, more peaceful and more free.
To understand this election you must understand the brain’s threat detection mechanism
Look for the president-elect to pick a new FCC chairman, limit online privacy protections and stem the flow of tech talent from other countries...
Donald Trump should pursue climate action to achieve his own economic, jobs and competitiveness goals
Changing technology and fickle humans are pushing art into the science of aggregating surveys
Voters sent some strong signals on marijuana use and assisted suicide
This year's campaign might be the worst yet, but the anger and divisiveness didn't start with Trump and Clinton—and it won't end anytime soon
But China could push back if U.S. seeks to renege
Priorities at the NIH, the BRAIN Initiative, drug price controls and more initiatives could shift in major ways
One behavioral scientist thinks emotion and fear of stigma led respondents to mislead pollsters on purpose
A political scientist’s research explains a lot about why true-blue Wisconsin turned red in 2016, and about the mood of rural and small town America
But leaders from other nations vow to band together to meet emissions targets
The U.S. presidential election shows how far the political conversation has degenerated from the nation's founding principles of truth and evidence
Trump is driven by one thing and one thing only: the search for glory
Scientific American executive editor Fred Guterl talks with Pres. Obama’s science advisor, John Holdren, about climate science, space travel, the issue of reproducibility in science, the brain initiative and more...