New HHMI efforts to help young scientists highlight ongoing diversity challenge

October 03, 2016

Last week the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), one of the nation’s largest biomedical research charities, offered news about two programs intended to help early-career scientists.

Zuckerberg's $3 Billion Isn't Actually That Impressive

September 26, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan just pledged $3 billion over the next 10 years to “cure all disease.” It’s a big commitment, and while we’re all writing snarky think pie

Highest-resolution map of the entire human brain created

September 21, 2016

The Allen Institute for Brain Science has published the highest-resolution atlas of the human brain to date in a stand-alone issue of the Journal of Comparative Neurology.

U.S. sees sizable increase in R&D spending

September 19, 2016


US science agencies face budget limbo

September 07, 2016

Another year, another round of budget roulette for US science agencies. When Congress returns from its summer break on 6 September, it will have just three weeks to pass a new government funding bill before the 2017 budget year begins on 1 October.

Businesses spent $341 billion on R&D performed in US in 2014

August 29, 2016

Businesses spent $341 billion on research and development (R&D) performed in the United States in 2014, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

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.


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