Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies

Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.

Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.

science education, conservation biology, invasive species, science policy
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Invasive Tick Species Spreads in Eastern US
Invasive Tick Species Spreads in Eastern US
Shawna Williams | Aug 7, 2018
The Asian longhorned tick, first found in the country last year, is now present in several states.
Drones Are Changing the Face of Ecology
Drones Are Changing the Face of Ecology
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2018
Unmanned aerial vehicles allow researchers to collect huge volumes of biological data cheaply, easily, and at higher resolution than ever before.
Infographic: Choosing the Right Umbrella
Infographic: Choosing the Right Umbrella
Amy Lewis | Aug 1, 2018
Researchers must consider the entire ecosystem when planning conservation strategies.
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.
Supreme Court Nominee Draws Concern from Environmentalists
Supreme Court Nominee Draws Concern from Environmentalists
Catherine Offord | Jul 10, 2018
President Trump’s pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has often opposed court involvement in environmental and health regulations.
Identifying Future Victims of Climate Change
Identifying Future Victims of Climate Change
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2018
Assessments of species vulnerability provide crucial information for conservation efforts. But the science behind them is still evolving.
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered AnimalsOvercoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.
Snaking Over
Snaking Over
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2018
See how the tiny island of Guam became overrun with brown treesnakes, and learn what biologists are doing to try to eradicate the invasive species.