Mar 23, 2017
Embracing multiple meanings and shared experiences strengthens the call to action.
Read More Mar 20, 2017
From antiquity to the modern day, tattoo removal has required tattoo holders to put some skin in the game. But the science has come a long way.
Read More Mar 6, 2017
The annual Twitter event returns with 64 mammal species ready to fight to the virtual death for your entertainment and education.
Read More Feb 21, 2017
The March for Science has reignited an old debate about the nature of objectivity and scientific authority.
Read More Feb 7, 2017
#CougarOrNot, #NotACopperhead, #DamOrNot, and #ButtOfWhat open up conversations about the joys and challenges of walking in an ecologist’s shoes (or… hiking boots).
Read More Jan 27, 2017
We don’t know how long or which grants are frozen at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency right now, but when my funds were frozen in 2007 it was devastating.
Read More Jan 13, 2017
A new study suggests Twitter activity is correlated with higher citation rates, at least for ecological research. But that doesn't mean scientists should necessarily expect a Twitter account to bring them more citations. What benefits can researchers expect from a presence on social media?
Read More Sep 25, 2016
Once data collection finishes at the Large Hadron Collider in roughly 15 years, what potential facilities will advance particle physics next?
Read More Aug 12, 2016
As more trained scientists leave traditional career paths, the distinction between scientist and nonscientist blurs.
Read More Jul 1, 2016
Colorful explosions require complicated chemistry. As chemists study the toxicology and air quality effects of fireworks, they can reduce potential environmental impacts.
Read More Jun 27, 2016
What do people blog about, why do people write for blogs, and who reads them?
Read More May 4, 2016
Plants with shorter lifespans tend to be better studied in evolutionary biology and population ecology, because research lasting longer than five years takes, patience, planning, perseverance after setbacks... and reliable funding. But the scientists who tackle long-term studies can reach an unexplored territory where scientific breakthroughs happen.
Read More Mar 22, 2016
At a regional meeting in the southeastern United States, bug experts revealed new research in taxonomy, invasion biology, disease ecology, and microbiomics.
Read More Mar 9, 2016
Infinite mathematics, long thought to be impossible to observe, manifests in optical vortices.
Read More Feb 17, 2016
The rise of the CRISPR-Cas9 system was so rapid and ignited such a “craze.” But how reliable is Eric Lander's historical description of “the heroes of CRISPR”?
Read More Dec 7, 2015
With natural history collections in decline, what's a busy researcher to do with specimens from past studies?
Read MoreOct 29, 2015
The World Lemur Festival starts today, and is a great occasion to celebrate these charismatic primates—and their poop.
Read More Oct 21, 2015
New optical research suggests that rogue waves, which can be higher than a 10-story building in the ocean, can form more easily than once thought.
Read More Sep 17, 2015
While it is laudable to have focused and measurable goals for such a far-reaching federal strategy, in terms of lands and agencies implicated, the three goals of the White House pollinator plan are surprisingly limited in scope.
Read More Aug 6, 2015
Finding a dead body within a suspected area is challenging, and new tools can help forensics teams cast a wider net.