Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Nearly three dozen of Mexico’s leading researchers are being accused of money laundering, embezzlement, and organized crime, a move other academics say is politically motivated.
Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government

Nearly three dozen of Mexico’s leading researchers are being accused of money laundering, embezzlement, and organized crime, a move other academics say is politically motivated.

Nearly three dozen of Mexico’s leading researchers are being accused of money laundering, embezzlement, and organized crime, a move other academics say is politically motivated.

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Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Christopher Tonnu Jackson | Sep 28, 2021
Justifying science funding through the lens of global competition risks fostering racial bias and discrimination.
Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Ahmed Alkhateeb | Sep 23, 2021
Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.
Canadian Official Reprimanded for Withholding Winnipeg Lab Info
Canadian Official Reprimanded for Withholding Winnipeg Lab Info
Annie Melchor | Jun 23, 2021
The House of Commons rebuked the president of the Canadian Public Health Agency for not turning over sensitive information pertaining to the dismissal of government scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory.
DEA Moves Toward Approving More Research Marijuana Growers
DEA Moves Toward Approving More Research Marijuana Growers
Shawna Williams | May 19, 2021
A regulatory change initiated during the Obama administration appears set to be put into practice, allowing more than one supplier of cannabis research products.
White House Assembles Task Force to Sever Politics from Science
White House Assembles Task Force to Sever Politics from Science
Lisa Winter | May 10, 2021
The 46-person panel will identify instances when politics got in the way of science since 2009.
Depoliticizing Science
Depoliticizing Science
Bob Grant | May 1, 2021
Politicians should of course consider and respect the latest research findings in crafting policy, but elected officials should honor the scientific method by letting its practitioners hash out the details of the science.
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Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2021
Senators raise concerns about how Eric Lander of the Broad Institute has handled equality issues.
Blood Clots a Very Rare Side Effect of AstraZeneca Vaccine: EMA
Blood Clots a Very Rare Side Effect of AstraZeneca Vaccine: EMA
Catherine Offord | Apr 8, 2021
The European Medicines Agency emphasizes that the benefits of the jab in protecting against COVID-19 still far outweigh the risks.
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Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 9, 2020
Numerous candidates with STEM backgrounds are running for federal seats, and record numbers are competing in local races across the country.
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Candidates from STEM and Medical Fields in the National Elections
Candidates from STEM and Medical Fields in the National Elections
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 9, 2020
See who’s on the ballot for House and Senate seats this year.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Jenny J. Lee, John P. Haupt | Jun 22, 2020
Despite high-profile political tensions between the two countries, researchers in the US and China are working together now more than ever, according to our bibliometric study.
US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas
US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas
Ashley Yeager | May 28, 2020
Administration officials and lawmakers say the move is to shore up national security threats, but university professors argue such cancellations represent targeted discrimination.
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.
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.
China Catches Up with the US in Science and Tech
China Catches Up with the US in Science and Tech
Catherine Offord | Jan 17, 2020
A new report from the National Science Board identifies changes in the US’s global R&D investment and output, as well as in the country’s science and engineering workforce in recent years.
2019 in Quotes
2019 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 23, 2019
Scientists speak up about landmark drug approvals, political and environmental activism, and the redefinition of death.
A Year After the Midterm Elections, Where Are They Now?
A Year After the Midterm Elections, Where Are They Now?
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 17, 2019
Political newcomers to federal and state legislatures with STEM backgrounds are bringing evidence to drafting laws, yet getting bills passed remains elusive.
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
Emily Makowski | Dec 11, 2019
The National Defense Authorization Act calls for a new task force and roundtable to limit foreign government involvement in federally funded research.