Three times Louise Slaughter used her microbiology training in Congress

The lawmaker, the only microbiologist in Congress, pushed for public health reform

Alaska's oilfield has been subtly changing the state's environment for decades. Will Congress notice?

A new study reveals decades of cumulative change at an oilfield where caribou raise their young

The Republican tax plan would hurt students and young people. We can't let it pass

Making tuition waivers taxable would keep students out of the middle class the proposal claims to protect

Rand Paul's bill to stop 'silly' science would stifle research, innovation, and the economy

The senator has backed a bill that would let political appointees and "taxpayer advocates" cut research

My 'basic' fruit fly research could help save lives

Politicians like Sarah Palin love to mock it, but here's why we should all support 'basic' research