• Advocates Protest the Cost of a Hepatitis C Cure

    A new hepatitis C drug promises to revolutionize treatment—for the relatively few people in the world who can afford it.

  • Stefan Behnisch and the Good Client

    The German architect is recognized for his smart, sustainable buildings. But an innovative science lab also requires a good partner.

  • Lawsuits Seek 'Personhood' for Chimpanzees

    Animal rights group files series of lawsuits to turn chimpanzees into legal persons.

  • A Painful Cure for Ailing Academy

    In recent weeks, the Russian Academy of Sciences has faced a forced merger, the appointment of a new overlord with no background in science, and now, a painful downsizing: At least 30% of the academy's roughly 55,000 researchers are expected to be laid off in 2014.

  • The Freek Show

    Snake scientist Freek Vonk can't choose between research and starring in wildlife documentaries. And so far, he doesn't have to.

  • Contentious Transgenic Maize Paper Retracted

    Journal editor says results of GM-fed rats study are "inconclusive"

  • DARPA Wants to Fix Broken Brains, Restore Lost Memories

    Science sits down with research director Geoffrey Ling to discuss the agency's ambitious plans

  • China's Publication Bazaar

    A Science investigation has uncovered a smorgasbord of questionable practices including paying for author's slots on papers written by other scientists and buying papers from online brokers.

  • DARPA Aims to Rebuild Brains

    Geoffrey Ling, deputy director of the Defense Sciences Office for DARPA, describes the agency's plan for participating in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.

  • New Advocacy Group Head Plans to 'Fight the Good Fight'

    The new head of the National Center for Science Education promises to "fight the good fight" against attacks on evolution and climate change in U.S. classrooms.

  • The Life Force

    Step by grueling step, Jack Szostak is pushing through the barriers that keep him from his goal: making living cells from scratch in the lab.

  • An Aura of Legitimacy

    China's paper-selling agencies mimic legitimate services that help scientists struggling with English.

  • EPA Hires Scientific Integrity Advocate

    Francesca Grifo leaves Union of Concerned Scientists to help oversee EPA policy on integrity

  • Fred Kavli's Support for Science to Live On

    Philanthropy founded by noted benefactor of research who died last week will continue and grow

  • Science Museum Declines to Show Climate Change Film

    Documentary explores impacts from sea-level rise, a politically charged topic in North Carolina

  • Humans Fueled Global Warming Millennia Ago

    Methane from rice farming drove greenhouse warming beginning 5000 years ago.

  • Missing the Mark

    The U.S. intercontinental missile defense system faces a crisis as Congress presses for an expansion, interceptors malfunction, and a basic targeting problem remains unsolved.

  • When Mice Mislead

    Tackling a long-standing disconnect between animal and human studies, some charge that animal researchers need stricter safeguards and better statistics to ensure their science is solid.

  • Ann Reid to Lead Science Education Advocacy Group

    NCSE names a successor to longtime director Eugenie Scott

  • China Chips Away at One-Child Policy

    Latest move to loosen birth restrictions may be prelude to total overhaul

  • Obama Names Energy Science Team

    Taps Stanford's Orr and MIT's Kastner for top DOE science posts

  • The Man Who Bottled Evolution

    Richard Lenski's 25-year experiment in bacterial evolution shows no signs of running out of surprises about how mutation and selection shape living things.

  • Goal of Ending AIDS Gains Traction

    Impressive gains against HIV have led to the concept of an AIDS-free world, but a San Francisco meeting maps the challenging route ahead.

  • Initiative Aims to Minister to Mexico's Genetic Heritage

    Mexican and U.S. researchers are teaming up to study the Mexican genome, with the hope of developing new diagnostics and drugs targeted to Latin American populations.

  • Turning Up the Light

    Photovoltaic materials called perovskites work wonders in the lab, but will they shine as commercial technology?