The Decline Of Research At Public Universities Erodes Public Trust

June 14, 2016

As public universities lose state funding, and are increasingly forced to function more like any other business, universities have to shift priorities.

Uncertain Future for Earth’s Biggest Telescope

June 08, 2016

Tucked into a sinkhole in the Puerto Rican jungle, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope scans the skies for signs of distant galaxies, elusive gravitational waves, and the murmurs of extraterrestrial civilizations nearly 24 hours a day.

Will Senate COMPETES bill narrow partisan gap in Congress over U.S. research policy?

June 02, 2016

As a conservative Republican from the West and a liberal Democrat from the Midwest, senators Cory Gardner (R–CO) and Gary Peters (D–MI) are separated by geography and ideology. But they see eye-to-eye on the need for the federal government to strengthen its support of basic research.

Would President Trump be a science guy?

May 26, 2016

On the encouraging side, Republicans have sometimes funded science better than Democrats, for instance showing notable generosity to the National Institutes of Health.

As Research Funds Dry Up, Science Doctorates Make a Beeline for Data Jobs

May 26, 2016

Cases like Al-Hasan are becoming more common as money for scientific research dries up and competition for limited faculty positions turns fiercer.

Federal science and engineering funding for academic institutions sees first increase in five years

May 25, 2016

Federal agencies obligated $30.8 billion to 996 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the most recent year for which such information is available, a 6 percent increase over the previous year and the first increase in such funding since F

Scientists Drilled into the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Here's What They Found

May 19, 2016

Beneath the Antarctic ice is a world unlike any other. Cycles of freeze and thaw carve drainages, rivers, canyons and even lakes under what seems, from the surface, to be an endless expanse of white.

On its 66th birthday, National Science Foundation living up to envisioned legacy

May 11, 2016

May 10, 2016 marked the National Science Foundation's (NSF) 66th birthday. After long debates in the mid-1940s, President Harry S. Truman signed legislation on May 10, 1950 establishing NSF.

Funding Basic Research

May 08, 2016

Innovation is a much more complex process than people realize. When a technological advance comes into being, its creators are far from the only ones who deserve credit.

Federal research funding up 6 percent in FY2014

April 24, 2016

Federal funding for research rose by $3.7 billion, or 6 percent, between fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014, according to a new InfoBrief from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).


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