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Department of Energy Announces $36.4 Million for Fusion Energy Sciences Research

August 08, 2018

The research is designed to help lay the groundwork for the development of nuclear fusion as a future practical energy source.

Women and men get research grants at equal rates - if women apply in the first place

July 30, 2018

Women face an uphill battle in biomedical science, on many fronts. There is bias in hiring and in how other scientists view their research. Fewer women are chosen to review scientific papers.

China VC market surpasses US

July 30, 2018

For the first time, the Chinese venture capital (VC) market has surpassed the U.S. VC market in total dollars invested in Q2 of 2018, according to Crunchbase.

New analysis of funding trends offers encouraging news for female investigators-with caveats

July 19, 2018

Once female scientists receive a major research project grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), their funding futures are quite similar to those of their male peers, a new study reports.

NSF wants to know what you think it should fund

July 18, 2018

Got an idea that could transform the world? The National Science Foundation (NSF) is all ears. The $7.8 billion research agency in Alexandria, Virginia, already gets way more good research proposals from scientists than it can fund.

Apple underinvesting in innovation, Bernstein's Sacconaghi says

July 15, 2018

"While Apple's current R&D spending is large, our benchmarking analysis suggests that Apple appears to still be underspending on R&D today, perhaps by a factor of 2x," he writes.

Department of Energy Announces $75 Million for High Energy Physics Research

July 12, 2018

July 9, 2018 - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $75 million in funding for 77 university research awards on a range of topics in high energy physics to advance knowledge of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.

How a flood of corporate funding can distort NIH research

June 27, 2018

This month, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins seemed to shut down a noxious ethical problem.

DOE report highlights importance of 40 years of research support

June 25, 2018

A new report from the Department of Energy (DOE) highlights examples of major scientific accomplishments emerging from 40 years of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) research support, including how these discoveries have hel

Here's why we should put more money into Alzheimer's research

June 19, 2018

In April, the Congressional Budget Office reported the U.S. annual budget deficit will reach $1 trillion by 2020.

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