Scientists Voice Their Support for Native Hawaiians Protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope
With the hashtag #ScientistsforMaunaKea, scientists are sharing their opposition to the construction of the $1.4 billion telescope on sacred land.
The Leader of One of America's Biggest Science Agencies Just Signed a 'No-Manels' Pledge
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins joins men from many fields, both in the sciences and beyond.
One Way to Fight for Equity in Science: Nominate More Minorities for Big Prizes
Many such prizes don't even come with award money, but they boost people's careers.
New Female Scientists Get $40,000 Less in Federal Grants Than New Male Ones, Study Finds
Bias in funding is an underappreciated barrier for women and underrepresented minorities in science.
After Facing Criticism, a Top Scientific Journal Says: No More 'But Look What Good He's Done'
The letters-to-the-editor section of Science, one of the world's top scientific journals, is taking a new stance on what arguments it will accept about those accused of sexual harassment.
One of the World's Biggest Scientific Societies Just Made It Possible to Strip an Honor From Alleged Harassers
Advocates see this as a concrete signal to the scientific community that bad behavior won't be tolerated.
A Turtle Scientist Loses His Award After He Shows 'Scantily Clad Female Students' in His Acceptance Lecture
The rescinded award comes hot on the heels of a grassroots push, among scientists on social media, to get scientific awards removed from alleged harassers.
In South America, Researchers Work to Save a Disappearing History of Movement
Teams of scientists are hurriedly attempting to save ancient sites that could provide insights into how people moved across Mesoamerica—before they are lost forever.
What Scientists Are Saying About the EPA's 'Secret Science' Rule
Leaders in the scientific community fear Scott Pruitt's new directive would severely limit the use of research in policymaking.
Volcanic Personalities: How Scientists Determine When a Volcano Will Erupt
There's no one-size-fits-all approach to discerning when a volcano may explode; they all have their own individual characteristics.
When It Comes to Female Scientists, Seeing Is Believing
One new study finds a strong link between how many female science majors a country has, and the stereotypes its citizens hold about gender and science.
Climate Change Denial Is Also Impacting Scientists Themselves
A new study suggests their attempts to respond to public opinion may actually be counterproductive.
How the News Covers Climate Change, and Why It Matters
Scientists review news coverage of three IPCC reports, revealing common media narratives—and an unfocused media strategy on the part of the IPCC.
Great Time for the Life Sciences, Terrible Time for Life Scientists
Despite numerous recent breakthroughs and discoveries, the extreme competition and lab-research feedback loop don't bode well for the future of the field.
Steven Pinker: Science Is, Undeniably, Making the World a Better Place
Oliver Burkeman explores human nature, violence, feminism, and religion with one of the world’s most controversial cognitive scientists. Can he dent Steven Pinker’s optimism?