legislation

STEM

A New Bill Vows to Combat STEM’s Sexual Harassment Problem

The “Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act” aims to remedy the causes of sexual misconduct in STEM, but can it?
Sarah Emerson
10.10.18
data

You Can Now Download Information From Every Congressional Session Since 1973

ProPublica’s new bulk data set lets you download an entire legislative session at once.
Louise Matsakis
8.31.17
total eclipse 2017

Weed Activists in the Path of Totality Have Big Plans for the Eclipse

The path of totality cuts through some of the strictest places in the country for cannabis legalization. Activists want to get their message out.
Samantha Cole
8.17.17
Canada

Canada is Legalizing Doctor-Assisted Dying. What Goes on the Death Certificate?

Some patients don't want it on their death certificates because of the stigma.
Kate Lunau
4.14.16
News

The FBI Is at War With Apple Because It Couldn’t Change Wiretap Law

When politicians talk about legislating encryption, what they’re really talking about is lawful surveillance.
Matthew Braga
3.1.16
News

Vape Regulation Is Coming, and It Just Might Kill the Industry

The future of the US vaping industry is pegged to one grandfathering date.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.4.15
Australia

Australia’s Dystopian Data Law Is Changing the Internet Spying Game

Metadata collection isn't just for secret government programs anymore.
Jordan Pearson
8.31.15
Drugs

'Palcohol,' the Powdered Alcohol, Was Just Approved for Sale in the US

But a bunch of states have already banned it.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.11.15