The Scientist

» Politics

Most Recent

image: Cuban-U.S. Research Collaborations Easier Now

Cuban-U.S. Research Collaborations Easier Now

By | October 18, 2016

President Obama’s executive actions remove some of the red tape for American and Cuban scientists to work together.


image: Congress Approves $1.1 Billion for Zika

Congress Approves $1.1 Billion for Zika

By | September 30, 2016

The money will go toward vaccine development and assisting communities at risk.


Science advocacy organizations have drafted a list of 20 questions for Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Donald Trump; will post responses as they roll in.


image: Notable Science Quotes

Notable Science Quotes

By | June 1, 2016

14-day-old embryos, prioritizing biodiversity, and more


image: E.U. Delays Vote on Roundup

E.U. Delays Vote on Roundup

By | May 24, 2016

Newly published research on the key ingredient in the Monsanto-made weed killer is holding up lawmakers’ decisions on whether to continue to allow its sale in Europe.


image: Zika Update

Zika Update

By | May 13, 2016

US government contemplates public health funding; World Health Organization advises summer Olympics attendees


image: Brazilian Science Ministry Downgraded

Brazilian Science Ministry Downgraded

By | May 12, 2016

Interim President Michel Temer fuses the country’s science and telecommunications ministries amid funding cuts.

1 Comment

image: Speaking of Science

Speaking of Science

By | May 1, 2016

May 2016's selection of notable quotes


image: Retracted Study’s Strategy Resurrected

Retracted Study’s Strategy Resurrected

By | April 11, 2016

Researchers replicate the methods used in a falsified 2014 study that claimed short, in-person conversations could sway attitudes on same-sex marriage, this time reporting that the technique worked on people initially opposed to transgender rights.


image: Another Drug Price Hike

Another Drug Price Hike

By | March 28, 2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is criticized for jacking up the price of a drug used in assisted suicide.


Popular Now

  1. Opinion: Stop Submitting Papers
  2. Genetic Test Solves Royal Mystery
    Notebook Genetic Test Solves Royal Mystery

    Genetic analyses lay to rest conspiracy theories about death of Belgian King Albert I, who lost his life in a rock climbing accident more than 80 years ago.

  3. Bacteria and Humans Have Been Swapping DNA for Millennia
  4. Investigation Finds Pathologist Guilty of Systemic Misconduct