DOE report highlights importance of 40 years of research support
A new report from the Department of Energy (DOE) highlights examples of major scientific accomplishments emerging from 40 years of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) research support, including how these discoveries have hel
Here's why we should put more money into Alzheimer's research
In April, the Congressional Budget Office reported the U.S. annual budget deficit will reach $1 trillion by 2020.
Satya Nadella touts Microsoft's research on brain implants
Microsoft has researchers working to determine how brain implants can augment a person's intelligence, one of the many ways the company is trying to make technology more accessible to people with various disabilities.
NIST Streamlines Bayh-Dole Regulations for Federal Funding Recipients
Rule changes went into effect yesterday that will reduce regulatory burdens on recipients of federal research and development funding, including large and small businesses, universities, federal laboratories and non-profit organizations.
USAF and NSF announce partnership in science and engineering research
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova signed a Letter of Intent May 9, 2018, creating a new partnership for collaboration on scientific and engineering research to bolster national security.
Could a lottery system for grant funding lead to better outcomes?
Last year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) considered multiple strategies to address the implicit bias toward researchers with ‘proven track records’ during its existing grant mak
The Backlash Against Sharing Social Media Data Is Bad for Science
Facebook launched an official research program in 2009, giving the academic community tightly controlled access to a ballooning set of granular data about social interactions and activity.
Report Recommends Reforms to Support Careers of Young Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists, Proposes Solutions to Barriers That Have Slowed Change So Far
The congressionally requested report includes recommendations to open career paths inside and outside of academia for early career scientists, broaden responsibility among public and private stakeholders for the future of the research ecosystem, and increase policy experimentation and investment
China asserts firm grip on research data
In a move few scientists anticipated, the Chinese government has decreed that all scientific data generated in China must be submitted to government-sanctioned data centers before appearing in publications.
Barriers to Scientific Research Are Holding Back Innovation
Researchers are often forced to follow circuitous and time-consuming routes to access the journal articles they need, even when their institutions and organizations have legitimate subscription access.