Scientists in the News

Trump doesn’t want the public to know what government scientists are doing

Exterior of the Environmental Protection Agency. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

The Washington Post

The U.S. government employs what may be the most talented and accomplished scientific workforce on the planet. More than 60,000 scientists across 20-plus agencies study every topic under the sun, from curing cancer to strengthening national defense to managing forests to mapping the solar system. All this is done on behalf of you and me, the taxpaying public. Yet it’s increasingly difficult to know what our publicly funded scientists are up to.