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 policy, invasive species
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.
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.
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.
New US-China Tariffs Could Affect Science
New US-China Tariffs Could Affect Science
Diana Kwon | Jun 27, 2018
The list of imports subject to additional taxes include products used in research, but the effect of the trade dispute is still unclear.
Pressure Mounts for EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Quit
Pressure Mounts for EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Quit
Catherine Offord | Jun 14, 2018
Republicans and conservative media outlets are turning on the agency administrator as allegations of ethical misconduct and excessive spending pile up.
US State Department Names New Science Envoys
US State Department Names New Science Envoys
Shawna Williams | Jun 13, 2018
The five high-profile scientists are charged with helping strengthen international cooperation.
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Catherine Offord | Jun 11, 2018
The plan would also allow non-EU countries to pay to participate in EU research programs, albeit without wielding “decisional power.”
Image of the Day: That Toad Is Poison
Image of the Day: That Toad Is Poison
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 5, 2018
The introduction of the poisonous Duttaphrynus melanostictus into Madagascar could be fatally risky for the island’s native predators.