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Science elicits hope in Americans – its positive brand doesn’t need...

Todd Newman, University of Wisconsin-Madison Harley-Davidson is one of the most iconic brands in the world. Harley-Davidson, however, doesn’t sell motorcycles – it sells a...

From their balloons, the first aeronauts transformed our view of the...

Jennifer Tucker, Wesleyan University Near the beginning of the new film “The Aeronauts,” a giant gas-filled balloon called the “Mammoth” departs from London’s Vauxhall Gardens...

Flying colors: Researcher reveals hidden world through the eyes of butterflies

Adriana Briscoe, University of California, Irvine An award-winning scientist and professor of evolutionary biology, Adriana Briscoe studies the evolution of vision in butterflies and how...

With federal funding for science on the decline, what’s the role...

David R. Johnson, University of Nevada, Reno What is the place of a profit motive in the production of knowledge at public universities? The Trump administration’s...

Nikola Tesla: The extraordinary life of a modern Prometheus

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts: Spoke...

Want to change federal policies? Here’s how

Mary Fisher, University of Washington; Natalie Lowell, University of Washington; Ryan Kelly, University of Washington, and Samuel May, University of Washington What can those armed...

Rather than being free of values, good science is transparent about...

Kevin Elliott, Michigan State University Scientists these days face a conundrum. As Americans are buffeted by accounts of fake news, alternative facts and deceptive social...

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The unintended consequences of marijuana decriminalization

Nikolay Anguelov, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth America’s decades-long war on drugs disproportionately harmed minorities. Now, it seems that decriminalization of marijuana hasn’t leveled the playing...