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Conservation
Conservation

A Researcher Got Paid $300,000 to Resign After He Said Shooting Wolves Is Bad

Robert Wielgus, director of the Carnivore Conservation Lab, received a settlement from the school after he sued for infringing on his academic freedom.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.15.18
sexual harassment
sexual harassment

Sexual Harassment Is Driving Women Out of STEM and Slowing Down Scientific Advancement

"The consequence of this is a significant and costly loss of talent in science, engineering, and medicine," a 285-page landmark study finds.
Deidre Olsen
6.14.18
Maple Leaf Cookies
Maple Leaf Cookies

I Ate a Canadian Tasting Menu for Astronauts and It Was More Swanson Than ‘Jetsons’

The menu for astronaut David Saint-Jacques's mission into space included maple leaf cookies and a whole lot of fish.
Nick Rose
5.11.18
Design Bias
Design Bias

Pregnant Researchers Often Get No Lab Safety Guidance

I spoke with eight women who had to lean on their own scientific expertise to guide them through one or more pregnancies while working in a laboratory.
Rose Eveleth
5.7.18
Dig Deep
Dig Deep

The Geoduck Diver

Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.
Brian Anderson
4.14.18
electronic minds
electronic minds

To Boldly Transcend All Limits: The Visionary Legacy of Stephen Hawking

Hawking was not only a top scientist, but also a great science writer and a visionary thinker interested in space exploration and colonization, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the long-term future of our species.
Giulio Prisco
3.14.18
Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Has Died at 76

Hawking was one of humanity's most important scientists and leaves behind an ongoing project to send a small spacecraft to Earth's closest star system.
Jason Koebler
3.14.18
Conservation
Conservation

Most Hunt Management Plans Aren’t Based in Science

In a new study, 60 percent of plans—spanning Canadian provinces and US states—lacked a scientific approach.
Lisa Cumming
3.7.18
The Most Unknown
The Most Unknown

Watch the Trailer for 'The Most Unknown,' Motherboard's First Feature Documentary

We sent nine scientists across the world on a quest to explore the biggest questions in science, all to find out what drives discovery.
Derek Mead
Thobey Campion
2.22.18
Black History Month
Black History Month

The Future of Science Is Black

I did not struggle through the academy as a Black girl from a marginalized socio-economic background just to teach white people that Black peoples are human.
Cynthia Malone
2.13.18
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Cloudflare Terminates Service to 'The Pirate Bay of Science'

Supporters tell Sci-Hub to “stay strong” while academic publications celebrate their victory.
Rebecca Flowers
2.9.18
Shutdown
Shutdown

The National Science Foundation Completely Took Down Its Website During Government Shutdown

“Due to the lapse in government funding, National Science Foundation websites will be unavailable until further notice.”
Daniel Oberhaus
1.22.18