Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, recently re-elected, has overseen budget boosts for science, but many researchers distrust his government’s intentions. AP PHOTO/DARKO VOJINOVIC In early April, several days after Viktor Orbán secured his third consecutive term—and fourth overall—as Hungarian prime minister with a landslide victory for his conservative party, the […]

Scott Pruitt is administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR (CC BY-SA 2.0) Research looking at everything from links between air pollution and disease to the impact a pesticide has on children’s brains could be banned from consideration by environmental regulators under a new policy proposed yesterday by the U.S. Environmental […]

Kay Nietfeld/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Major advances in the imaging of biomolecules—everything from the needles that bacteria use to attack cells to the structure of Zika virus—have garnered three scientists the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The award goes to three pioneers of a technique called cryo-electron microscopy: Jacques Dubochet of the University […]

Room to spare Pixabay Houston is home to over two million people, some 30,000 of which will be left homeless in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It’s also home to multiple major research institutions, many of which took heavy hits from the storm. Houston scientists study everything from cardiovascular disease to the movements of the planets, […]