politics, culture
Rhythm Arises from Random Beats in a “Telephone” Game
Rhythm Arises from Random Beats in a “Telephone” Game
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017
An experiment in which people pass each other initially nonrhythmic drumming sequences reveals the human affinity for musical patterns.
How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine
How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine
Tim Falconer | Mar 1, 2017
One author's journey through the science of his congenital amusia
Science Policy: Anxiety and Resolve at AAAS Conference
Science Policy: Anxiety and Resolve at AAAS Conference
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 21, 2017
A panel discussion on channeling science into policy served as a forum for debating the role of scientists under the current administration. 
Science Policy in 2017
Science Policy in 2017
The Scientist Staff | Feb 12, 2017
The Scientist’s coverage of key science agencies, the early days of the Trump administration, and the March for Science
Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Director
Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Director
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 10, 2017
The orthopedic surgeon is confirmed to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Week in Review: February 6–10
Week in Review: February 6–10
Tracy Vence | Feb 10, 2017
Two potential Science Advisors to the President talk federal funding, climate change research, science marches, and more; a conversation with Iranian-American geneticist Pardis Sabeti; standards for teaching evolution in Texas could change; bioengineers debut a stomach acid–powered ingestible sensor; toward killing cancer with bacteria; ecDNA and tumor evolution
Q&A: What the Executive Order on Regulations Could Mean for EPA, FDA
Q&A: What the Executive Order on Regulations Could Mean for EPA, FDA
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 10, 2017
A conversation with public health expert Lynn Goldman, a former assistant administrator at the US Environmental Protection Agency
Science Policy Recap: February 9, 2017
Science Policy Recap: February 9, 2017
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 9, 2017
While the executive order on immigration continues to affect scientists, a coalition of public interest groups is suing the Trump administration, alleging that the president’s executive order on regulations “exceeds [his] constitutional authority.”
Scientific Societies Respond to Trump Immigration Order
Scientific Societies Respond to Trump Immigration Order
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 2, 2017
More than 150 scientific societies have objected to the new president’s executive order, arguing that it will hinder international collaboration and make America less competitive
Trump’s Crackdown on Federal Regulations
Trump’s Crackdown on Federal Regulations
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 1, 2017
The President has signed an executive order requiring that federal agencies, including the FDA, to cut two regulations for every new one they adopt.