With the hashtag #ScientistsforMaunaKea, scientists are sharing their opposition to the construction of the $1.4 billion telescope on sacred land.
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins joins men from many fields, both in the sciences and beyond.
Many such prizes don't even come with award money, but they boost people's careers.
Bias in funding is an underappreciated barrier for women and underrepresented minorities in science.
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.
Advocates see this as a concrete signal to the scientific community that bad behavior won't be tolerated.
The rescinded award comes hot on the heels of a grassroots push, among scientists on social media, to get scientific awards removed from alleged harassers.
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.
Leaders in the scientific community fear Scott Pruitt's new directive would severely limit the use of research in policymaking.
There's no one-size-fits-all approach to discerning when a volcano may explode; they all have their own individual characteristics.
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.
A new study suggests their attempts to respond to public opinion may actually be counterproductive.
Scientists review news coverage of three IPCC reports, revealing common media narratives—and an unfocused media strategy on the part of the IPCC.
Despite numerous recent breakthroughs and discoveries, the extreme competition and lab-research feedback loop don't bode well for the future of the field.
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?