At this past weekend’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, scientists also heard broader warnings about the threats to American workers posed by computerized automation.
Researchers’ anxiety was evident at the AAAS meeting in Boston over the weekend. They want to push back against attacks on science, but don’t want to be seen as just another political interest group.
Russian studies has watched its funding and student interest decline over the past two decades. Could President Putin’s meddling in the presidential election inspire a resurgence?
Facing an increased demand for information on a topic relatively few have studied, one professor wants to establish a new center. But funding challenges loom.
As the White House signals that it may clamp down on communications between federal agencies and the public, some scientists feel pressure to become more politically engaged and even run for office themselves.
With a 20-year ban on federal funds for studies of firearm violence, researchers at more than 80 public-health institutions plan to make progress locally.
Studies organized by Brian Nosek’s Center for Open Science have once again sounded an alarm about whether research can be replicated. But the authors of those studies take issue with the approach.
The revisions, delayed by more than five years of acrimonious debate, will take effect next year regardless of the change in presidential administrations.
Physician-scientists are uniquely adept at translating basic discoveries into cures. But graduate programs aren't producing many such scholars.
Gary P. Kobinger, a former chief of special pathogens at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory, credits a climate there that fostered cooperation among scientists, rather than competition, for the international effort’s success.
Shaun Harper says Mr. Trump's victory in the presidential election means college officials can no longer doubt that racism still exists and can appear on their campuses.
The push to open up access to scientific data has some researchers worried about a matter getting less attention: how they can use that information accurately.
The open-access microbiology journal mSphere will give authors a "super-fast track" option toward publication. The idea has some ardent fans, but is also drawing doubts.
The president-elect has focused mostly on brick-and-mortar projects like roads and bridges. Academics hope his administration will also dedicate new federal money to a better internet.
Campaign-watchers had long focused on the role the electorate’s schooling would play in the race. But it’s hardly the only demographic breakdown that mattered.
While a researcher’s productivity generally declines with age — possibly because of the distraction of administrative duties — creativity and impact do not, a new study has found.
Psychiatrists have long abided by the "Goldwater rule," which bars them from offering professional opinions on public figures they have not examined in person. This year’s Republican nominee has some specialists wavering.
The Obama administration has asked Congress to pay $106 million toward two new ships, although researchers say a third vessel is needed — an idea that has support in the Senate but not in the House of Representatives.