advocacy, ecology
No Place to Hide
No Place to Hide
Claire Asher | May 31, 2017
Environmental DNA is tracking down difficult-to-detect species, from rock snot in the U.S. to cave salamanders in Croatia.
Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing Case
Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing Case
Kerry Grens | May 25, 2017
Diego Gomez was facing jail time in Colombia for posting someone else’s copyrighted thesis online.
Study: Fishing Induces Gene Expression Changes
Study: Fishing Induces Gene Expression Changes
Jef Akst | May 18, 2017
Harvesting lab-raised zebrafish based on their size led to differences in the activity of more than 4,000 genes, as well as changes in allele frequencies of those genes, in the fish that remained.
Opinion: When Science Meets Activism
Opinion: When Science Meets Activism
Jonathan M. Berman | May 3, 2017
Scientists new to advocacy must find balance between embracing diverse perspectives and guarding against anti-scientific beliefs.
More Details on How Pesticides Harm Bees
More Details on How Pesticides Harm Bees
Diana Kwon | May 2, 2017
Scientists report that thiamethoxam exposure impairs bumblebees’ reproduction and honey bees’ ability to fly.
Evolution’s Quick Pace Affects Ecosystem Dynamics
Evolution’s Quick Pace Affects Ecosystem Dynamics
Jef Akst | May 1, 2017
From fish harvests to cottonwood forests, organisms display evidence that species change can occur on timescales that can influence ecological processes.
Infographic: Watching Evolution in Real Time
Infographic: Watching Evolution in Real Time
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2017
Guppies transplanted between different communities in Trinidadian streams evolved in response to changes in predation threat in just a few generations.
Image of the Day: Science March Scenes
Image of the Day: Science March Scenes
The Scientist Staff | Apr 23, 2017
On April 22, thousands of people took to the streets to take part in Marches for Science around the world.
<em>The Scientist</em> at the March for Science in Washington, DC: April 22, 2017
The Scientist at the March for Science in Washington, DC: April 22, 2017
Bob Grant, Tracy Vence | Apr 23, 2017
Thousands of scientists and science supporters marched from the Washington Monument to the US Capitol this weekend.
Science March Sights and Signs
Science March Sights and Signs
Bob Grant, Diana Kwon, Tracy Vence, Kerry Grens | Apr 22, 2017
Thousands of people around the world gathered to show support for science today. Here’s a sampling of sights and signs from the Marches for Science in Berlin, Chicago, and Washington, DC.