NASA opens research to public: Why that's a big deal

August 25, 2016

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

August 24, 2016

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

August 21, 2016

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

August 17, 2016

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 reflects the agency's ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to science data.

NIH considering restarting funding for human-animal chimera research

August 07, 2016

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

August 07, 2016

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

July 21, 2016

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

July 21, 2016

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

July 11, 2016

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

July 07, 2016

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.


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