Science: Particle physicist and Democrat Bill Foster beat Republican incumbent Judy Biggert in the bid for Illinois’s 11th district seat in the US House of Representatives. Foster had previously served in Congress from 2008 through 2011, when he represented Illinois’s 14th district. Science featured prominently in the race: The 11th district contains part of Argonne National Laboratory and borders Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. In addition, Biggert served on the House Science Committee throughout her seven terms in office. Foster received nearly $400 000 in campaign donations from researchers all over the US. When he takes his seat in the 113th Congress next January, he will join Rush Holt, the only other physicist in the House. Holt, a Democrat, easily won reelection to New Jersey’s 12th district.