NASA opens research to public: Why that's a big deal
NASA announced last Tuesday that they would be releasing hundreds of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on NASA-funded research projects online. The articles are entirely free to access for any member of the public.
How Edtech Is Still Ignoring Its Biggest Market
Educational technology is booming. Technology is helping to redefine how we learn, obtain skills, and get credentialed. That value proposition has captured public attention and attracted record amounts of venture capital funding. But the vision for edtech is, and should be, much broader.
NSF funds new integrative approaches to study the brain
The 18 newly funded projects stem from the cross-disciplinary NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems program, which supports bold efforts to go beyond single-discipline researc
NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results
Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results portal on NASA.gov reflects the agency's ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to science data.
NIH considering restarting funding for human-animal chimera research
Federal health officials said Thursday they are reconsidering a moratorium on the funding of research in which human tissues are transplanted into early, nonhuman embryos -- creating organisms k
NSF dedicates $35 million to improving software used in science and education
Big data is more important than ever in just about every scientific discipline -- and the data is bigger than ever, too.
Brain research funding: U.S. must keep momentum going
Investments made through agencies such as the NIH and National Science Foundation (NSF) drive knowledge and fuel innovation in the neuroscience community.
New brain map provides unprecedented detail in 180 areas of the cerebral cortex
A detailed new map by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and associates lays out the landscape of 180 areas of the cerebral cortex in painstaking detail; 97 of these areas have never been previously described.
Why Don't Young Scientists Get More Grants? Often They Don't Apply
A report published on July 7th by several federal-grant experts breaks down NIH award rates by age groups, finding that older scientists aren’t necessarily any more successful than are their younger counterparts.
China revises up size of 2015 economy by 1.3 percent to reflect R&D spending
The move will help bring China's calculations for the value of its goods and services more in line with global standards set by the United Nations and other world organizations, amid widespread investor skepticism about the accuracy of the country's official data.