Coronavirus Precautions Stifle Research
Coronavirus Precautions Stifle Research
Organizers have cancelled conferences, COVID-19 quarantines have prevented some scientists in China from visiting their labs, and travel restrictions have left researchers stranded.
Coronavirus Precautions Stifle Research
Coronavirus Precautions Stifle Research

Organizers have cancelled conferences, COVID-19 quarantines have prevented some scientists in China from visiting their labs, and travel restrictions have left researchers stranded.

Organizers have cancelled conferences, COVID-19 quarantines have prevented some scientists in China from visiting their labs, and travel restrictions have left researchers stranded.

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More Resignations at MeTooSTEM
More Resignations at MeTooSTEM
Catherine Offord | Feb 25, 2020
The embattled organization is left with only one member of the leadership—the group’s founder, BethAnn McLaughlin, who is accused of bullying.
Book Excerpt from <em>Drugs Without the Hot Air</em>
Book Excerpt from Drugs Without the Hot Air
David Nutt | Feb 24, 2020
In Chapter 14, author David Nutt describes the opioid crisis currently besetting the US.
Opinion: Governments Should Rethink Drug Policies
Opinion: Governments Should Rethink Drug Policies
David Nutt | Feb 24, 2020
Draconian drug laws harm citizens the world over. It’s high time to use sound science to change the landscape of prohibition.
Visiting Researcher Indicted for Failure to Disclose Military Role
Visiting Researcher Indicted for Failure to Disclose Military Role
Amy Schleunes | Feb 24, 2020
The case of a lieutenant in the Chinese army who studied physics at Boston University points to broader vulnerabilities in US academia, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Animal Welfare Records Return to USDA Website
Animal Welfare Records Return to USDA Website
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2020
The inspection reports that had been removed a few years ago due to privacy concerns have resurfaced, pleasing animal rights advocates.
Newly Named Chibanian Age Demarcates Earth&rsquo;s Last Magnetic Flip
Newly Named Chibanian Age Demarcates Earth’s Last Magnetic Flip
Kerry Grens | Feb 17, 2020
The time period, which spans 770,000 to 126,000 years ago, started with a reversal of the planet’s magnetic field.
It Takes Less Than 30 Days to Compost a Human Body
It Takes Less Than 30 Days to Compost a Human Body
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2020
In a small trial of deceased volunteers, a Seattle-based company called Recompose demonstrates that its method for “natural organic reduction” of a human body completely breaks down soft tissue.
Harvard, Yale Investigated for Undisclosed Foreign Funding
Harvard, Yale Investigated for Undisclosed Foreign Funding
Catherine Offord | Feb 13, 2020
The US Department of Education is looking into allegations that the institutions failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts from other countries.
Opinion: Disclosures Scientists Must Make of Foreign Ties
Opinion: Disclosures Scientists Must Make of Foreign Ties
Derek Adams, Kristen Schwendinger | Feb 12, 2020
Federal science agencies vary in their requirements. Here’s how researchers can follow the rules.