Can Congress Steer The U.S. Away From War…

The Trump administration’s sudden march toward an armed conflict with Iran has a number of top Democrats and even some Republicans attempting to rein in the president’s hawkish senior officials before potentially tens of thousands…

Here’s What You Can Do (Other Than A…

Anti-abortion activists and legislators are coming for Roe v. Wade, and as of this week, they are inching ever closer. On Tuesday night, the (nearly all-male) Alabama Senate voted to advance a draconian near-total abortion…

Met Museum Will No Longer Take Money From…

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will no longer accept money from members of the billionaire Sackler family, which owns the company that makes the opioid OxyContin, the museum announced Wednesday. The…

Free-floating DNA to reveal the health of river…

Linda Pitkin/2020VISION/naturepl.comBy Adam Vaughan The mix of DNA floating in rivers and lakes will finally be used to monitor the state of aquatic ecosystems, after years of tests to show that the technique works. Conventionally, aquatic life is monitored by capturing organisms, either…