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USGS researchers must get approval from the Department of the Interior before speaking to the media.

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Officials at scientific societies and advocacy organizations urge lawmakers to push back against proposed cuts at the NIH and other agencies.

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Chat With Charlie

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

See a preview of the app that lets you ask questions of a virtual Charles Darwin.

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Getting the Word Out

By Karen Zusi | February 1, 2016

In a shifting media landscape with a growing public interest in science, some researchers are doing their own PR.

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Scientific Literacy Redefined

By Cynthia Brandenburg | February 1, 2016

Researchers could become better at engaging in public discourse by more fully considering the social and cultural contexts of their work.

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The Scientific Outreach Gap

By Bob Grant | December 7, 2015

A survey finds that arts, humanities, and social science faculty members in the U.K. engage more with the general public than their counterparts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts

By Peter Piot | May 1, 2015

A close cooperation between science, politics, and economics has helped to control one of history’s most destructive epidemics.  

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Microbial Masterpieces

By Jenny Rood | February 12, 2015

Artist Anicka Yi explores the beauty of bacteria.

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Opinion: Debunking Junk

By Edward Marks | February 9, 2015

With more and more bad science infiltrating the media landscape, it’s time for researchers to speak up.

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Opinion: Beyond Partisanship in Biopolitics

By Matthew C. Nisbet and Ezra M. Markowitz | February 18, 2014

Concerns about the relationship between science and society transcend traditional political differences.

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