Policy

A simple equation based on a series of experiments from the 1950s still serves as the rule of thumb for estimating road damage.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The potentially world-destroying power of the atomic bomb moved many scientists to engage more directly with the public, an effort that continues to this day.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
Experts who studied the Zika epidemic discuss how to handle misinformation during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
International efforts, including the Paris agreement, may not be able to solve the climate change crisis on their own.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Environmental scientists are so fed up with being ignored they are using satire.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Estimating a city's solar potential based on its road network is comparable to more complex computer simulations, researchers find.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
John Bates stands by accusations that 2015 study was rushed and biased, but says he only guessed that motivations were political.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Study estimates that without new "congestion pricing" policy, kids would have suffered 45 percent more asthma attacks.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has released reports on plans to expand a major scientific research facility -- the Spallation Neutron Source.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Elephants bring tourists and tourists bring money.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
In the 1940s there were 5,000 scholars from China -- some stayed in the U.S. and some went back to China after 1949
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
A new study suggests the ecosystem -- and others like it -- can't be relied upon to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere.
Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer