Opinion: Stop Private Speculation in COVID-19 Research
Opinion: Stop Private Speculation in COVID-19 Research
We present an economic plan for a collective sharing of scientific knowledge on the pandemic.
Opinion: Stop Private Speculation in COVID-19 Research
Opinion: Stop Private Speculation in COVID-19 Research

We present an economic plan for a collective sharing of scientific knowledge on the pandemic.

We present an economic plan for a collective sharing of scientific knowledge on the pandemic.

economics
UK Government to Boost R&D Spending
UK Government to Boost R&D Spending
Catherine Offord | Mar 13, 2020
The 2020 budget includes a 15 percent increase in public funding for research and development next year, but some scientists want more details on where the money will go.
Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections
Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections
Ashley Yeager | Aug 13, 2019
Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act will be altered, easing protections for the most critically threatened plants and animals.
Global Biodiversity Assessment Reports “Unprecedented” Declines
Global Biodiversity Assessment Reports “Unprecedented” Declines
Chia-Yi Hou | May 6, 2019
The intergovernmental organization reports “accelerating” species extinctions, with 25 percent of animal and plant species evaluated under threat of extinction.
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Aug 16, 2018
The plan would move two scientific branches out of Washington, DC, by 2019.
How Orphan Drugs Became a Highly Profitable Industry
How Orphan Drugs Became a Highly Profitable Industry
Diana Kwon | Apr 30, 2018
Government incentives, advances in technology, and an army of patient advocates have spun a successful market—but abuses of the system and exorbitant prices could cause a backlash.
University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center
University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center
Jim Daley | Mar 16, 2018
With the largest private gift to a public college, the new facility aims to infuse the local economy with fresh opportunities, but returns on the investment are anything but guaranteed.
Opinion: Hidden Environmental Cost in Green Solutions
Opinion: Hidden Environmental Cost in Green Solutions
Meredith Richardson, Praveen Kumar | Jun 30, 2017
The inclusion of soil nutrient fluxes is critical for more-accurately assessing the societal value of ethanol biofuel vs. corn feed.
Zika's Economic Burden
Zika's Economic Burden
Jef Akst | May 11, 2017
A new analysis estimates that the viral disease could cost between $183 million and more than $10 billion in the U.S. alone. 
Image of the Day: Senior Scientists
Image of the Day: Senior Scientists
The Scientist Staff | Mar 27, 2017
The aging science and engineering workforce in the U.S. can be traced back to the Baby Boomer cohort of researchers and the elimination of mandatory retirement in universities.