Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.
Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism

Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.

Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.

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Long-Delayed EPA Report Details Dire Nature of Climate Disaster
Long-Delayed EPA Report Details Dire Nature of Climate Disaster
Lisa Winter | May 13, 2021
The Climate Change Indicators site was not updated during Donald Trump’s presidency.
White House Assembles Task Force to Sever Politics from Science
White House Assembles Task Force to Sever Politics from Science
Lisa Winter | May 10, 2021
The 46-person panel will identify instances when politics got in the way of science since 2009.
What We Know About Donald Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment Plan
What We Know About Donald Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment Plan
Lisa Winter | Oct 5, 2020
The President was hospitalized on Friday evening and has been receiving an aggressive treatment of experimental and standard drugs.
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2020
COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.
Trump Suspends WHO Funds, Alleges a Poor COVID-19 Response
Trump Suspends WHO Funds, Alleges a Poor COVID-19 Response
Amy Schleunes | Apr 15, 2020
President Donald Trump claims the World Health Organization failed to investigate early reports of the coronavirus, while public health experts argue that stripping the agency of its funding endangers us all.
Trump Proposes Significant Cuts to NIH for 2021 Budget
Trump Proposes Significant Cuts to NIH for 2021 Budget
Jef Akst | Feb 11, 2020
The president’s request for next year’s federal budget includes a 7 percent drop in funding for the National Institutes of Health and reductions for other science agencies.
Science Positions Increasingly Abandoned Under Trump
Science Positions Increasingly Abandoned Under Trump
Lisa Winter | Jan 24, 2020
In government agencies, 20 percent of high-level science appointments are vacant, The Washington Post reports.
Science Under Maximum Pressure in Iran
Science Under Maximum Pressure in Iran
David Adam | Sep 13, 2019
From travel restrictions and publishing bans to currency collapse, the restoration of US sanctions has left researchers in Iran reeling.
USDA Labs’ Move to Kansas City Might Be Illegal
USDA Labs’ Move to Kansas City Might Be Illegal
Kerry Grens | Aug 6, 2019
An inspector general finds that the agency was supposed to have received congressional approval before relocating facilities out of Washington, DC.
As Visa Difficulties Persist, Scientists Push for Change
As Visa Difficulties Persist, Scientists Push for Change
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 10, 2019
Individual researchers and science societies are finding solutions so colleagues around the globe can attend conferences, from remote presentations to relocating conferences.
NIH Scientists Banned from Studying Human Fetal Tissue
NIH Scientists Banned from Studying Human Fetal Tissue
Kerry Grens | Jun 6, 2019
External researchers funded by US federal grants can continue their experiments under tighter scrutiny.
Trump Signs Executive Order Tying Grant Money to Free Speech
Trump Signs Executive Order Tying Grant Money to Free Speech
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
It’s unclear how the order, which charges academic institutions to follow existing rules regarding the First Amendment, will be implemented and enforced.
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Jef Akst | Mar 12, 2019
The draft budget includes deep cuts for science funding, hacking more than $5.5 billion from the NIH’s allotment, but historically Congress has not accepted the White House’s proposals.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Announces Resignation
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Announces Resignation
Jef Akst | Mar 5, 2019
Gottlieb will step down after two years at the helm of the US Food and Drug Administration to spend more time with his family.
Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Research Funding Over Free Speech
Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Research Funding Over Free Speech
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 4, 2019
On Saturday, the US President announced that he would soon issue an executive order denying funds to colleges and universities that fail to protect free speech.
Experts Applaud, Question President’s Pledge to End AIDS Epidemic
Experts Applaud, Question President’s Pledge to End AIDS Epidemic
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 6, 2019
Donald Trump announced a plan to drastically cut HIV transmission by 2030, but some scientists and nonprofits aren’t sure the administration will follow through.
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 10, 2018
Two NIH-run labs are affected, including one that seeks to cure HIV.
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 5, 2018
The facility claims to have a federal contract involving fetal tissue research canceled. HHS denies that claim.
Report: US Already Affected by Climate Change
Report: US Already Affected by Climate Change
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2018
If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, the country’s economy, infrastructure, and health of its population will suffer, according to government scientists.