environment
Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”
Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”
Judith Bakker, Stefano Mariani | May 7, 2018
Given the speed and efficiency of environmental (eDNA) sampling, a much larger portion of the sea can be screened, in a shorter time, for patterns of diversity.
A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
Catherine Offord | Apr 17, 2018
A new report estimates that 95 percent of people live in areas with dangerously high levels of fine particulate matter such as dust and soot.
EPA’s Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Buy Evolution
EPA’s Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Buy Evolution
Kerry Grens | Mar 5, 2018
In audio files from 2005, the future Administrator of the EPA said there’s a lack of “sufficient scientific facts” to back the theory.
Environment, Not Genetics, Primarily Shapes Microbiome Composition
Environment, Not Genetics, Primarily Shapes Microbiome Composition
Jim Daley | Feb 28, 2018
Including microbiome composition in predictions of whether a person is obese can significantly improve their accuracy, according to an analysis.
German Carmakers Funded Tests of Diesel Fumes on Monkeys and Humans
German Carmakers Funded Tests of Diesel Fumes on Monkeys and Humans
Diana Kwon | Jan 29, 2018
News reports reveal that Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW funded the organization that conducted the studies.
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 24, 2017
From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are The Scientist’s favorite images from 2017.
The Year in Science Policy
The Year in Science Policy
Kerry Grens | Dec 15, 2017
How a new administration in the U.S. affected scientists around the world throughout 2017
Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns
Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 15, 2017
Scientist find that living near a hydraulic fracturing site for gas and oil extraction could have adverse effects on infant health. 
Idaho Officials Challenge Court Order to Destroy Illegally Collected Wildlife Data
Idaho Officials Challenge Court Order to Destroy Illegally Collected Wildlife Data
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 11, 2017
A federal court had ordered the Idaho Fish and Game Department to destroy data collected from a protected wilderness area. 
European Commission Grants Five-Year License Renewal for Glyphosate
European Commission Grants Five-Year License Renewal for Glyphosate
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 28, 2017
The approval of the Roundup ingredient follows an extensive debate amidst conflicting evidence over the health effects of the world’s most popular weed killer.