ecology, policy
Scientists to Trump: Appoint a Science Advisor
Scientists to Trump: Appoint a Science Advisor
Tracy Vence | Mar 1, 2017
Thousands of researchers and science supporters sign an open letter to the president.
Ubadah Sabbagh: An American Scientist from the Middle East
Ubadah Sabbagh: An American Scientist from the Middle East
Kerry Grens | Feb 24, 2017
The 23-year-old neuroscience graduate student, born in Saudi Arabia and raised in numerous countries, came to the U.S. as a teenager to attend college.
Sights (and Signs) of #StandUpForScience
Sights (and Signs) of #StandUpForScience
Tracy Vence and Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 19, 2017
Hundreds of people gathered in Boston’s Copley Square today to show support for science.
Opinion: Sometimes, Scientists Must March
Opinion: Sometimes, Scientists Must March
Katie Gibbs, Alana Westwood, Kathleen Walsh | Feb 13, 2017
Lessons learned from the “Death of Evidence” demonstration in Canada
Science Policy in 2017
Science Policy in 2017
The Scientist Staff | Feb 12, 2017
The Scientist’s coverage of key science agencies, the early days of the Trump administration, and the March for Science
USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website
USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 7, 2017
Due to privacy concerns, the US Department of Agriculture will no longer make animal welfare inspection reports and enforcement records public.
Image of the Day: Noisy Barriers
Image of the Day: Noisy Barriers
The Scientist Staff | Feb 2, 2017
Traffic noise disrupts communication between dwarf mongooses and tree squirrels, according to a study.
The Fungus that Poses as a Flower
The Fungus that Poses as a Flower
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
Mummy berry disease coats blueberry leaves with sweet, sticky stains that smell like flowers, luring in passing insects to spread fungal spores.
Restoring a Native Island Habitat
Restoring a Native Island Habitat
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 30, 2017
Removal of non-native vegetation from an island ecosystem revives pollinator activity and, in turn, native plant growth. 
Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws
Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story.