State legislators in Alabama and Georgia know that abortion bans will likely be overturned in lower courts. They are aiming higher.
Activists on the right and left want policies that will reverse the country’s baby bust. But the broader culture—and Congress—don’t seem to care.
In the age of climate change, the only way to protect the American coastal metropolis is to rethink it entirely.
If protesters want to change policies, they need to target the values, interests, and power structures that shape how research is applied.
What it’s like to see the corpse flower
Seven years ago, the presumptive Republican nominee called for urgent action to stop climate change.
Half a billion dollars are being pledged to study the microbes in humans, crops, soils, oceans, and more.
Andy Grove’s life reveals the role of public investment in creating and nurturing Silicon Valley—and the dangers of disinvestment.
What went unsaid in last night’s debate.
The Obama administration wants Congress to quickly approve more $1.8 billion in funding to fight the virus, as crucial research into vaccines is already under way.
The World Health Organization declared its spread an international emergency. But American officials have taken a calmer tone.
Recent scandals have forced the field to confront a pervasive culture of gender discrimination and abuse.
Science is not a separate realm that sits outside culture.
The Republican presidential hopeful attacks the scientific consensus as talks unfold in Paris.
Many Americans say global warming is real. But far fewer believe it’s a pressing national priority.