NSF funds new projects to advance energy-efficient computing
If Billionaires Fund Your Research, Don't Take Public Money
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s announcement in September that they will pour $3 billion into research, mainly at elite universities in California, with expressed interest to “cure all disease” with
Half of U.S. business R&D concentrated in five states
Five states accounted for just over half of the $255 billion of research and development (R&D) companies paid for and performed in the United States in 2013, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineer
If There's Life on Europa, Robots Like These Will Find It
The exploration of Europa begins under the ice in Antarctica.
New HHMI efforts to help young scientists highlight ongoing diversity challenge
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
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
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
US science agencies face budget limbo
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
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).