R&D employment by businesses in the U.S.

November 08, 2016

Companies active in research and development (R&D) employed 1.5 million scientists, engineers, researchers, managers, technicians, support staff and other R&D workers in 2013, according to a new report from the National Center fo

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Help Fight the Zika Virus Through Science Breakthrough Study

November 01, 2016

Scientists aim to free millions of Zika bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia. This bacteria decreases the mosquitoes' ability to spread viruses.

Next Administration Should Work To Reform How U.S. Pays For Medical R&D

October 31, 2016

Every few months, a drug company gets caught cranking up prices. Most recently, Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, took its turn in the hot seat for raising the price of a lifesaving allergy treatment by 500 percent.

U.S. News & World Report Announces 2017 Best Global Universities Rankings

October 30, 2016

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings for more than 30 years, today released the 2017 Best Global Universities rankings.

Companies shifting more R&D spending away from physical products to software and services

October 25, 2016

The need to stay competitive is the top reason why companies cited a shift in their R&D budgets towards software and services, and for good reason - according to the study, companies who reported faster revenue growth relative to key competitors allocated 25 percent more of their R&D budg

NSF funds new projects to advance energy-efficient computing

October 20, 2016

Researchers aim to create a new type of computer that can proactively interpret and learn from data, solve unfamiliar problems using what it has learned, and operate with the energy efficiency of the human brain, as detailed by the White House when it announced the

If Billionaires Fund Your Research, Don't Take Public Money

October 19, 2016

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

October 06, 2016

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

October 04, 2016

The exploration of Europa begins under the ice in Antarctica.

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.


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