The US Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban with a 5-4 vote yesterday—making a barrier that seemed like a "chain-link, impermanent fence" into a "wall, hunking and durable," as Karin Fischer put it.

Among the refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa are scientists and researchers, whose careers and research now risk being lost.‟We should consider those scientists a treasure,” says Abdelhamid Zuhairi, chairman of the Euro-Mediterranean University,…

Eyeing the huge turnout of the Women’s March on Washington, scientists are considering organizing their own march. But despite the plan’s popularity, coastal geologist Robert S. Young thinks it’s a bad idea.   “[T]rying to recreate the pointedly political Women’s March will…

The Breakthrough Foundation treated more than a thousand scientists like rock stars last night, giving out $25 million in annual prize money.   Founded by Silicon Valley giants including Yuri Milner and Julia Milner; Sergey Brin; Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, each…