As night fell, astronomer Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan watched a plant’s leaves, symmetrically arranged side-by-side on a stem, clamp shut. It was 1729, and...


President Trump has proposed crippling cuts to federally supported research —including a reduction of medical research funding by nearly a fifth—that would be a disaster...


On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, scientists and other community members across the world will be assembling in a public display of support for science. The...


Dear President-elect Trump, It's me again. I wrote you last week to say why you should make science a cornerstone of your administration. Don’t feel...


Given the outcome of the US presidential election, some of our members have asked us if they should fear an erosion of federal support for...


The House Appropriations Committee completed a review of its fiscal year (FY) 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Activities (CJS) spending bill, which provides the...


Back in December, we wrote here about a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor that would mandate that postdocs earning less than $50,440...


American titans of industry are approaching the business of medical philanthropy just as they do their day jobs: in a big way. It’s not unusual...


Last night, a milieu of scientists, Congressional staffers, members of Congress, and representatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF) filled the banquet room of the Rayburn...


The White House National Science and Technology Council's Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) has developed a pair of portals to connect undergraduates and graduate students...