Person in a black, beaked robe (left) and man in a black tunic (right), flanking a red coat of arms
Masking Up, 1619 to present
Putting on a mask to protect oneself and others against disease is nothing new, nor is resistance to mask-wearing, but mask designs have changed considerably from their first iterations.
Masking Up, 1619 to present
Masking Up, 1619 to present

Putting on a mask to protect oneself and others against disease is nothing new, nor is resistance to mask-wearing, but mask designs have changed considerably from their first iterations.

Putting on a mask to protect oneself and others against disease is nothing new, nor is resistance to mask-wearing, but mask designs have changed considerably from their first iterations.

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A line of people wearing monkey masks and holding signs stand along a street
Opinion: Time to Take Animal Rights Harassment More Seriously
Jim Newman | Jun 17, 2022
Two recent court rulings shine a light on the disturbing tactics used by some activists to target biomedical researchers who study animals.
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Students Protest Amidst Harvard Sexual Harassment Scandal
Catherine Offord | Feb 15, 2022
Hundreds of people turned up to show solidarity with three grad students suing the university over a professor’s alleged misconduct, while faculty who had previously spoken in the professor’s favor walk back their support.
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Harvard Student Strike a Warning to University
Chloe Tenn | Oct 29, 2021
Graduate students planned a three-day-long strike to demand fair pay, union security, and improved protections against sexual harassment and discrimination. If an agreement isn’t met, the union says they may strike longer, potentially disrupting university research.
UC Santa Cruz Fires Graduate Students Taking Part in Strike
Catherine Offord | Mar 2, 2020
The university sent dismissal letters to 54 teaching assistants who have been engaged in a months-long dispute over pay.
Research Interrupted in Hong Kong Amid Protests
Abby Olena | Nov 22, 2019
While short-term disruptions are manageable, scientists say, they are still concerned the unrest—and possible political ramifications—will affect the country’s research programs long-term.
Hundreds of Scientists Declare Support for Extinction Rebellion
Ashley Yeager | Oct 15, 2019
Signatories of the declaration say the need for governments to act on human-driven climate change is too urgent to stay silent.
Image of the Day: Climate Strike
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019
Environmental activists of all ages took to the streets in cities across the globe.
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Scientists to Join Teens in Global Climate Strike
Emma Yasinski | Sep 19, 2019
Those who plan to participate say communication is critical to researchers’ role.
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Hungarian Law Wrests Control of Research from Scientific Academy
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 3, 2019
Protestors disapprove of putting scientific institutions under the authority of a government-led committee.
Hungarian Researchers Protest Against Government Changes to Funding
Catherine Offord | Feb 13, 2019
Demonstrations took place in the country’s capital on Tuesday following what many researchers see as a threat to academic freedom.
The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair
Jim Daley, Ashley Yeager, and 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
Jim Daley, Ashley Yeager, and Shawna Williams | Apr 14, 2018
“I'm not a mad scientist. I'm absolutely furious.”
UK Academics Strike Amid Pension Dispute
Diana Kwon | Feb 22, 2018
More than 40,000 research staff and lecturers are expected to walk out in 14 days of protests.
Dozens of Editorial Board Members Resign from Journal
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2018
More than 70 editors left the Journal of Molecular Medicine after SpringerNature closed an editorial office and selected a new editor-in-chief.
Anger Flares over EPA’s Perceived Science Censorship 
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 24, 2017
Protests are sparking over the Trump Administration’s latest move to silence a discussion around climate change. 
German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards
Diana Kwon | Oct 18, 2017
These researchers join around 200 research institutions that have cut ties with the publishing giant to support the ongoing push for open access and favorable pricing.
Scientists to Protest Across India
Catherine Offord | Aug 7, 2017
Inspired by April’s March for Science, Wednesday’s demonstrators will demand increased funding and a more pro-science attitude from the government.
Demonstrating Discontent, May 21, 1990
Andrea Anderson | Jul 16, 2017
Activists demanded greater access to and involvement in clinical research for AIDS treatments—and their protests were heard.
Will Marches Help Science? People Are Divided, Survey Finds
Ashley P. Taylor | May 12, 2017
National opinions about the effectiveness of last month’s science and climate marches are mixed and follow political lines, a Pew survey reports.