The Man Who Took China to Space
Hsue-Shen Tsien was driven out of the United States by political paranoia. Will the same happen to a new generation of Chinese talent?
Welcome to the Next Deadly AIDS Pandemic
The world thought it had fought the HIV virus to a stalemate—but its strategy was flawed in ways that are only now becoming clear.
Trump’s Battle Against Breastfeeding Is a Small Part of a Wider War
With escalating drug prices and growing vaccine paranoia, American populism is taking down the edifice of global public health.
Facing the Future of Work
FP’s editor in chief introduces our July issue on how to adapt to robots, AI, trade wars, and an aging world.
Don’t Close the Door on Chinese Scientists Like Me
New visa limitations for Chinese students only aid Beijing’s technocratic ambitions.
Here’s How the United States Can Help Colombia Thrive
As an era of peace approaches, both countries should take practical steps to strengthen the relationship.
Meet Trump’s New, Homophobic Public Health Quack
The Centers for Disease Control will soon be run by a military doctor with a long history of pushing discriminatory AIDS policies.
Pentagon Official Says U.S. Hypersonic Weapons Research Underfunded
Amid reports of a new Russian missile, DARPA's chief says the United States lacks infrastructure.
The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army
America’s military is the only institution that can break the partisan deadlock on the worst threat the nation faces.
The Guardians of the Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s scientists are working against time and climate change politics to save their beloved coral reef.
The Future of Particle Physics Will Live and Die in China
China's next-generation supercollider will unlock secrets of the universe — and destroy the ideals of the scientists running it.
The World’s Largest Free Scientific Resource Is Now Blocked in Russia
A feud within Russia's scientific community could have major repercussions.
The Secret History of Diplomats and Invisible Weapons
The alleged use of a “sound weapon” against U.S. Embassy officials in Cuba harks back to a Cold War medical mystery.
Science Won’t Save Vaccines From Lawsuits Anymore
Europe’s highest court has just cleared the way for vaccine-truthers to sue manufacturers, even without any evidence.
Thoughts from Jane Goodall on How to Save the Planet
What chimpanzees and the trees of Tanzania can teach us about battling the effects of climate change.
Yeah, the Weather Has Been Weird
People already care about climate change – the trick is getting them to realize it.
The Middle East Just Got its First Particle Accelerator
The new research center aims to substitute habitual regional clashes with a subatomic variety.
Donald Trump Is America’s Experiment in Having No Government
Yes, it seems scary. But it’s all in the name of science.
First-Ever Malaria Vaccine To Begin Tests Next Year
If effective, it would be a big deal for Africa, which bears the brunt of malaria cases and deaths.
I Will March for Science on Saturday — So Should You
Trump’s cuts to pure science and vital agencies risk generational damage to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.