June 02, 2017

Trump’s stupidity on climate change will galvanize environmentalists

Withdrawing from the Paris climate accord is about the only predictable — even rational — move that President Trump has made since taking office. Following embarrassing reversals on the Mexican wall, the […]

May 17, 2017

Shadows and mirrors: GMOs in China

Sometimes I hear scientists in the West — especially those who have had their lives made difficult by anti-GMO activists — say they wish things were as straightforward as they […]

April 26, 2017

Launching a global pro-science movement

The date April 22, 2017 may go down in history as a world first. Not only was it the first time that scientists took to the streets to march in […]

April 19, 2017

Tanzania is burning GM corn while people go hungry

Bad science costs lives It’s late afternoon in Makutupora and technicians wearing blue overalls pour sacks of maize onto a bonfire. They exchange a few wistful looks as the flames […]

April 18, 2017

Scientists to take to the streets in global march for truth

Scientists and science supporters will take to the streets in a global March for Science on 22 April . What began as a small Facebook group in the US capital, Washington DC […]

March 28, 2017

Trump’s climate policies put China in charge of our future

  In a rational world, people would take climate change more and more seriously as real-world evidence for its damaging effects mount. The dying of the Great Barrier Reef; the crippling, ongoing drought in […]

February 14, 2017

Drought-tolerant maize shows promise in Tanzania

Tanzania’s first-ever genetically modified crop — a field trial of drought-tolerant maize intended to benefit small-scale farmers suffering the effects of climate change — is proceeding well and will be […]

February 08, 2017

A tribute to Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling had a way with numbers. A health practitioner, teacher and statistician, he challenged millions of peoples’ preconceptions about basic issues like poverty and population growth. He did this […]

January 19, 2017

2016 breaks global heat records

Scientists from three different agencies have announced that 2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, setting an annual temperature record for the third year in a row. It is now […]