Assuming you work in a “normal job,” you have probably had the intuition that the people “in charge” are fools, con artists, empty suits who do little but waste your time while getting paid more than you. We can now report that the entire world shares your intuition.
Only with someone like Donald Trump as president would journalists have to come up with scientific indicators to measure and describe the extent of the president’s dishonesty and untrustworthiness.
MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes obtained and played leaked clips tonight which show Bill Gates telling a crowd about his meetings with Donald Trump. During one clip, Gates says Trump asked Gates him if there was a difference between HIV and HPV.
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and the White House reportedly sought to block the publication of a study detailing a nationwide water contamination crisis because—as one White House aide wrote in an email—it would be a “public relations nightmare,” according to a Monday report from Politico.
The most pressing moral question of the day comes to us from Cheddar, the video streaming news service you might occasionally notice in your Twitter sidebar: Is it OK to fuck your cousin in the year 2018?
It wasn’t until I was walking to the clinic, wasting an hour of my day to get a test I shouldn’t have needed to get, that I went from annoyed to pissed. It wasn’t until I saw my blood filling a syringe, and willed it to not be infected, that I went from concerned to chest-clenched freaked out, realizing what I’d…
In a move that is equal parts predictable and concerning, the Environmental Protection Agency, helmed by Scott Pruitt, cancelled the appearances of three scientists who were scheduled to speak on climate change at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday.
A visibly distraught Neil deGrasse Tyson appeared on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria on Sunday and grappled with the Trump administration’s reluctance to acknowledge a correlation between climate change and Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
I’m not a scientist. But I am a man with common sense. Am I giving you an order? Not at all. Call it a hunch.
A report compiled by scientists from 13 federal agencies revealed that the nation’s average temperature had risen dramatically since 1980; it’s “extremely likely” that accelerated rise in temperature can be attributed to human influence, the report claims.
In another totally unsurprising move, President Trump nominated a man who described climate science as “junk” to the Agriculture Department’s top science post. Sam Clovis, a former talk radio host and college professor, was nominated to be the Agricultural Department’s undersecretary for research, according to The…
No one wants to read the phrase “biological annihilation” to describe the impending fate of earth’s wildlife. But, in the words of a professor who coauthored a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: “The situation has become so bad it would not be ethical not to use strong…
If you live in Florida and don’t believe in climate change, you now have the right to challenge if public schools can educate students about climate science. You don’t even have to have a kid!
This week, an all-female team of high school students is traveling to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to present their newest invention: a solar-powered tent they invented to help shelter homeless people in their hometown.
Following an extremely competitive application review process that began in December 2015, NASA announced this week the selection of its elite members of the 2017 astronaut class, 12 especially smart and talented people selected from an application pool of more than 18,000 people. According to NASA, this was more than…
The indigenous Arnhem Land community of Yirrkala in Australia has found a way of teaching science and math through traditional native practices—and it’s beautiful and brilliant.
As a group, scientists aren’t generally known for their political activism. They’re too busy using their intellect to discover new things that advance civilization, and when needed, to protect us from ourselves.
Scientists are banding together to organize a march on Washington in protest of the Trump administration's forceful denial of climate change and other "ideals of science."
What could be better than Hidden Figures, an inspiring feel-good story about how three black women mathematicians working for NASA overcame segregation and racism to help put a man in space? How about seeing the film in a theater full of girls of color who are coders, engineers, and mathematicians in the making?