Credit: MARK MAKELA Getty Images (Hillary Clinton); ALEX WONG Getty Images (Donald Trump, Gary Johnson); WIN McNAMEE Getty Images (Jill Stein) Clinton, Trump and Stein answer 20 top questions about Science, Engineering, Technology, Health & Environmental Issues This year’s highly unusual presidential election resembles the past two campaigns in at least one way. The […]


An array of hillside solar panel feed electricity to a nearby home on October 14, 2014, near Duncans Mill, California. GEORGE ROSE/GETTY IMAGES CALIFORNIA IS THE incubator for US environmental regulation. Its clean air, water, and energy standards invariably presage similar efforts nationwide. California’s eco-friendly culture deserves tremendous credit for this, but it’s the state’s […]


Melania Trump allegedly plagiarised a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008. STF/EPA Melania Trump’s apparent plagiarism of the speech given by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic Convention reminds us of the importance we continue to ascribe to originality and to authenticity in public life. At the Republican Convention, […]


Scientists implore action and note rising bipartisan demands for action as heat waves and wildfires worsen Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Thirty-one of the largest U.S. science societies—collectively representing millions of scientists—sent a letter to Congress this week urging lawmakers to recognize anthropogenic climate change and take decisive action to combat […]