Prime Minister Theresa May hopes to persuade Parliament to accept a plan for an orderly Brexit. THIERRY ROGE/AVALON.RED/NEWSCOM U.K. scientists dreading the country’s impending departure from the European Union, known as Brexit, now face possible outcomes ranging from undesirable to potentially disastrous—with an outside chance of a last-minute reprieve. Two and […]

Scott Hutchins at his Senate confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. UNITED STATES SENATE The entomologist nominated to be the chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C., said today he accepts the conclusions of a new federal report on climate change that President Donald Trump has dismissed and […]

Kim Schrier, a pediatrician, played up her technical training in a winning congressional campaign. AP PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON The results of last week’s divisive midterm elections, with Democrats reclaiming control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Republicans likely strengthening their hold on the Senate, have allowed both parties to claim […]

President Donald Trump GAGE SKIDMORE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS President Donald Trump’s administration released a plan today to regulate carbon dioxide emissions at power plants, undercutting a much broader effort by former President Barack Obama to slash planet-warming gases. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal would give states wide latitude for determining how to […]

Lane Genatowski testified today before the Senate on his nomination to lead the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES The first reviews from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on President Donald Trump’s choice of an investment banker to lead a cutting-edge energy research agency […]