The 2012 US presidential election
A compilation of the magazine's print and online coverage of science issues in this year's election
October 2, 2012Published: October 2, 2012
Updated: October 31, 2012
Former Democratic presidential science adviser calls science a "basic investment principle."
The media have paid only scant attention to the laureates' partisan pronouncement.
In a collection of articles, a reporter, editors, and two scientists examine science's prospects.
The GOP challenger would halt federal funding for technology commercialization. Both candidates have given short shrift to climate change.
In different countries and over time, electoral features such as statistics of candidates’ performance and turnout rates show universal behaviors. Are voters as predictable as atoms?
How often did the two presidential candidates mention science when they accepted their respective parties' nominations?
A news report appeared online at the start of each political convention week.
Presidential candidates differ sharply on government involvement in energy R&D and climate change. But both favor more nuclear power and fracking.
Would the Republican vice presidential candidate push science budgets toward "historically small sizes"?