politics
Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA
Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2018
The US Senate narrowly approved the politician, who does not have a science background.
The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair
The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair
Jim Daley, Ashley Yeager, Shawna Williams | Apr 14, 2018
Many cities around the globe, including Washington, DC, saw shrunken crowd sizes, and numerous events turned into rallies rather than processions.
Scenes from the 2018 March for Science
Scenes from the 2018 March for Science
Jim Daley, Ashley Yeager, Shawna Williams | Apr 14, 2018
“I'm not a mad scientist. I'm absolutely furious.”
Proposed US Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding
Proposed US Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding
Shawna Williams | Mar 22, 2018
NIH, NSF, and the DOE’s Office of Science will be among the agencies with budget increases if the omnibus bill is passed.
US Scientists Running for Office in Record Numbers
US Scientists Running for Office in Record Numbers
Jim Daley | Mar 5, 2018
A science-oriented political action committee is supporting candidates across the country.
Slime Mold in Residence
Slime Mold in Residence
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 2, 2018
At Hampshire College, students and faculty use the amoeba Physarum polycephalum—both a “visiting scholar” and a model organism—to examine human societal and political quandaries.  
The Skin We’re In
The Skin We’re In
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2018
How can science inform the debate on gender?
Federal Science Funding Could Increase Under New Budget Deal
Federal Science Funding Could Increase Under New Budget Deal
Shawna Williams | Feb 12, 2018
Congress has increased discretionary spending caps, making it possible that the budgets of US science agencies will rise this fiscal year.
CDC Director Resigns Over Unresolved Conflicts of Interest
CDC Director Resigns Over Unresolved Conflicts of Interest
Shawna Williams | Jan 31, 2018
Brenda Fitzgerald had drawn criticism for tobacco-related investments, among others.
Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”
Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 13, 2018
Beetles cherish the dung they live and feed on.