Opinion: Slow Down, SpaceX
Opinion: Slow Down, SpaceX
Rockets can transport humankind to Mars, but only the scientific and medical community can ensure our survival.
Opinion: Slow Down, SpaceX
Opinion: Slow Down, SpaceX

Rockets can transport humankind to Mars, but only the scientific and medical community can ensure our survival.

Rockets can transport humankind to Mars, but only the scientific and medical community can ensure our survival.

policy, culture, innovation
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 Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
FDA Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
Catherine Offord | Mar 11, 2019
The fast-growing fish can now be raised and sold in the US, although it’s likely to be some time before the product hits the market.
<em>Circulation Research&nbsp;</em>Fires Editor over Homophobic Email
Circulation Research Fires Editor over Homophobic Email
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 11, 2019
Roberto Bolli was editor of the American Heart Association’s journal until last week, after anti-gay comments he sent to the Louisville Ballet became public.
Study Finds Gender Imbalances in First-Time NIH Awards
Study Finds Gender Imbalances in First-Time NIH Awards
Shawna Williams | Mar 8, 2019
Overall, men received more money on average, but R01s were an exception.
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
Kerry Grens | Mar 7, 2019
The US Department of the Interior determined that the population has rebounded enough to no longer need Endangered Species Act protection; conservation biologists disagree.
Esketamine, a Treatment for Depression, Receives FDA Approval
Esketamine, a Treatment for Depression, Receives FDA Approval
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 6, 2019
The nasal spray to ease intractable depression appears on the US market after decades without novel antidepressant treatments.
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.
Opinion: Ethical Boundaries Needed on the Uses of Synthetic DNA
Opinion: Ethical Boundaries Needed on the Uses of Synthetic DNA
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Mar 1, 2019
A newly expanded genetic alphabet that includes four synthetic nucleotides highlights the need for strict boundaries on their use.
Innovation en Masse
Innovation en Masse
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2019
Biotech entrepreneur and Reading Frames author Safi Bahcall speaks about the emergent nature of invention.