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