Q&A: “Talk to a Scientist” Webinar Series for Kids
Q&A: “Talk to a Scientist” Webinar Series for Kids
An interactive online forum keeps Indian kids busy with science while they are stuck indoors during the pandemic.
Q&A: “Talk to a Scientist” Webinar Series for Kids
Q&A: “Talk to a Scientist” Webinar Series for Kids

An interactive online forum keeps Indian kids busy with science while they are stuck indoors during the pandemic.

An interactive online forum keeps Indian kids busy with science while they are stuck indoors during the pandemic.

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Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours
Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours
Andy Tay | Jun 23, 2020
Here’s how some researchers and educators are giving prospective students and the public a window into their labs.
Painting Dinosaurs, early 20th century
Painting Dinosaurs, early 20th century
Diana Kwon | Jan 1, 2019
Charles R. Knight’s illustrations shaped the public’s view of prehistoric life.
Researchers Aim to Reestablish an Ancient Fish in an Ohio River
Researchers Aim to Reestablish an Ancient Fish in an Ohio River
Shawna Williams | Jan 1, 2019
The sturgeon restoration study’s outcome won’t be known for decades.
Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Dies
Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Dies
Catherine Offord | Jul 23, 2018
Lincoln Brower, an American entomologist famous for his work to conserve the monarch populations of Mexico and the US, has passed away at age 86.
Science Advocates Decry Trump’s Proposed Budget
Science Advocates Decry Trump’s Proposed Budget
Bob Grant | Mar 16, 2017
Officials at scientific societies and advocacy organizations urge lawmakers to push back against proposed cuts at the NIH and other agencies.
Scientific Literacy Redefined
Scientific Literacy Redefined
Cynthia Brandenburg | Feb 1, 2016
Researchers could become better at engaging in public discourse by more fully considering the social and cultural contexts of their work.
Getting the Word Out
Getting the Word Out
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
In a shifting media landscape with a growing public interest in science, some researchers are doing their own PR.
Chat With Charlie
Chat With Charlie
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2016
See a preview of the app that lets you ask questions of a virtual Charles Darwin.
The Scientific Outreach Gap
The Scientific Outreach Gap
Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2015
A survey finds that arts, humanities, and social science faculty members in the U.K. engage more with the general public than their counterparts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts
Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts
Peter Piot | May 1, 2015
A close cooperation between science, politics, and economics has helped to control one of history’s most destructive epidemics.
 
Microbial Masterpieces
Microbial Masterpieces
Jenny Rood | Feb 12, 2015
Artist Anicka Yi explores the beauty of bacteria.
Opinion: Debunking Junk
Opinion: Debunking Junk
Edward Marks | Feb 8, 2015
With more and more bad science infiltrating the media landscape, it’s time for researchers to speak up.
Opinion: Beyond Partisanship in Biopolitics
Opinion: Beyond Partisanship in Biopolitics
Matthew C. Nisbet and Ezra M. Markowitz | Feb 18, 2014
Concerns about the relationship between science and society transcend traditional political differences.
Public View of Science in EU
Public View of Science in EU
Tracy Vence | Nov 18, 2013
A new public opinion poll shows European Union citizens feel favorably about science and technology, but in the dark about advances in the fields.
Opinion: Who We Work For
Opinion: Who We Work For
Mary Woolley | Nov 5, 2013
On winning hearts, minds, and votes for science
The King of Turtles
The King of Turtles
Christoph Irmscher | May 1, 2013
American naturalist Louis Agassiz had a zeal for collecting that encouraged a nation to engage with nature.
Book Excerpt from Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Book Excerpt from Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Christoph Irmscher | Apr 30, 2013
In Chapter 4, “Darwin’s Barnacles, Agassiz’s Jellyfish,” author Christoph Irmscher describes his subject’s obsession with marine organisms.
Your Thesis in 180 Seconds
Your Thesis in 180 Seconds
Dan Cossins | Apr 26, 2013
Three-Minute Thesis competitions are designed to help young researchers refine their communication skills, but not everyone is convinced they are effective.
Vaccines Workers Killed in Pakistan
Vaccines Workers Killed in Pakistan
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 19, 2012
Five workers at anti-polio campaigns were shot at close range this week, creating a major setback for efforts to prevent the crippling disease.