Most surveys did not predict Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.
Science and the US election
The United States elected a new president in November 2016: Republican Donald Trump, who defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. Nature followed the campaign, and how the election outcome could affect science.
News and Features
Trump victory generates shock, disbelief and fear of funding cuts.
The congressional races and state ballot measures that could shape US science.
Florida ecologist uses a parody Twitter account as a way of highlighting issues in science and academia.
Science policy fades into background for many who back Republican candidate in US presidential race.
This year’s US presidential election is the toughest test yet for political polls as experts struggle to keep up with changing demographics and technology.
Scientists are beginning to understand why these ‘mini Wall Streets’ work so well at forecasting election results — and how they sometimes fail.
Ecologists fear plan to seal off the United States from Mexico would put wildlife at risk.
Presidential candidates begin to make clear their stark differences on climate change, energy production and stem-cell research.
Rhetoric in US presidential campaign concerns researchers — particularly Muslims.
Comment and Opinion
Scott Pruitt has consistently opposed attempts to reduce pollution.
It is crucial to fight discrimination in all its forms, but it is unhelpful to exclude conservative voices from debate.
If politicians can lie without condemnation, what are scientists to do? Kathleen Higgins offers some explanation.
Nine experts reflect on where researchers should direct their efforts during the next US administration.
The election of the new US president poses many questions, but the world must not lose faith in the value and the power of evidence.
And not only because she is not Donald Trump.
Trump’s nomination as Republican presidential candidate is a reminder that scientific progress has not benefited all Americans, says Daniel Sarewitz.
If Donald Trump were to trigger a crisis in Western democracy, scientists would need to look at their part in its downfall, says Colin Macilwain.
Obama science legacy
President sidesteps Congress to curb US greenhouse-gas emissions.
US agencies have adopted stronger policies but have not always followed them.
Ambitious bids to map the brain and cure cancer have not boosted overall research funding.
A crewed trip to Mars is still decades away.
John Holdren tells Nature about the highs and lows of nearly eight years in the White House.