National Science Foundation

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

Call 2018-2019<p>The 2018-2019 call for applications is now open. Submit your applications before January 16, 2018. For projects related to Earth System …

Education

Against citizen science

It might style itself as a grassroots movement but citizen science is little more than a cheap land-grab by big business<i>By Philip Mirowski</i>Read at Aeon

Scientific Research

US Government to Continue Funding Hurricane-Stricken Puerto Rican Telescope

Yesterday, the National Science Foundation announced that they’ll keep the storied Arecibo telescope running in the wake of the Hurricane Maria …

Environment

Industry, Academia, and Government Working Together

Industry and academia have a symbiotic relationship. Industry looks to academia for qualified candidates to add to its workforce, while educational …

Innovation

Hopkins partners with investment management firm to boost early stage research

Johns Hopkins University scientists will get a $65 million infusion of funding from a Wall Street investment firm to boost early stage therapeutic …

Research

About TQF | Teaching Quality Framework Initiative

<b>The Teaching Quality Framework (TQF) initiative facilitates departmental and campus-wide efforts to provide a richer evaluation of teaching to</b> …

Education

Grace

Former Omahan Neil Tabor has embarked upon a journey to the geographic end of the world to study a past end of the world (of sorts) in hopes of …

David Foster Wallace

Duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger

Pair of exceptionally rare hyper-luminous galaxies discovered with ALMA<p>New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) …

Universe

China is catching to the USA, while Japan is being left behind

I have previously reported that there has been a silent revolution in science where countries like China, India, South Korea… that previously …

China

Certain And Confident: Predicting The Future In A Climate-Changing World

This last week brought big news in the struggle over climate change and climate science.<p>First, there was the announcement that Syria was signing on to the Paris Agreement, making the U.S. the only nation on the entire planet to reject it. Even more important, however, was the publication, approved …

World News

Foundation considers options for Green Bank Observatory

The National Science Foundation is evaluating options for West Virginia's Green Bank Observatory, ranging from collaboration with outside partners to …

Business

How Do Gravitational Waves Really Work?

A couple weeks ago, astronomers announced they had detected gravitational waves from a "kilonova" (I hate that name but we'll wait for another blog post to explain why).<p>A few weeks before that, the Nobel Prize was awarded for the work that went into LIGO, the gravitational wave observatory.<p>So …

Science

Recycled and Irradiated Plastic Makes Concrete Stronger and More Eco-Friendly

It's a familiar refrain in engineering circles — in any industry, really: You never know where the next big idea is going to come from.<p>An …

Recycling

Are Science Fairs Worth All That Trouble? Study Seeks Some Answers

« Textbook Registry for School Districts Hit by Harvey Catches Criticism | Main<p>It's something of a rite of passage for middle school students (and …

Education

For Minorities in Science, Building Community Matters

Leaders of diversity programs argue that providing mentorship and ongoing career guidance is key to keeping minorities anchored in research fields.<p>It …

Science

LiGaze

Ultra-Low Power Gaze Tracking for Virtual Reality<p>Tianxing Li, Qiang Liu, and <br>Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College<p>Abstract<p>Tracking user's …

Virtual Reality

Steering More Women to Silicon Valley

Christine T. Nguyen<p>Participants in Duke’s Technology Scholars Project (above) are urged to develop a sense of community to counter the isolation some …

Silicon Valley

Science's top foe in Congress is retiring

Jay Mallin/ Zuma<p>It’s been a tough year for scientists, but a number of climate scientists found reason to celebrate on Thursday. <i>The Texas Tribune</i> …

Liberal View

Senator Misleads on 'Absurd' Science

Sen. Rand Paul misrepresented two studies supported by federal grants, while advocating legislation he introduced to change the federal grant funding …

Research

5 Advances Science Could Buy With Military's Budget

The United States spends more on military spending than the next ten nations combined: an estimated $600 billion annually. Meanwhile, the entire …

Climate change-denying House science chairman is retiring

Lamar Smith, the chairman of the US House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has announced that he'll retire when his term ends next year. The Texas representative, an avid climate change denier, has been a controversial and, to many, an unwelcome head of the committee. …

Climate

Lamar Smith, sponsor of SOPA and antagonist of scientists, to retire | Ars Technica

He's picked fights with NOAA, National Science Foundation, and much of the Internet.<p>Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today acknowledged he is retiring at the …

Government

LEGO "Women of NASA" scientists are more popular than actual women scientists

LEGO's "Women of NASA" set quickly became Amazon's bestselling toy after going on sale Wednesday morning. But although the set, which features four …

Nobel Prize

GOP Congressman Goes on a Climate Science Fishing Expedition

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ?><p>Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is a flat-out 100 percent global warming denier. He has made that very clear, writing …

Climate

The Perils and Pleasures of Bartending in Antarctica

At the South Pole, the freezer is just a hole in the wall to the ice outside.<p>When Philip Broughton boarded a flight to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole …

Culture

Science organizations troubled by Rand Paul bill targeting peer review

Science advocates are calling a proposal from Senator Rand Paul a blatant attempt to inject politics into federally funded research.Paul, a Kentucky …

Research

National Academies Report Calls for Increased Behavioral Research Within the Weather Enterprise

The hurricanes that pounded Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and other sites over the summer of 2017 have caused terrible loss of life and tremendous …

Climate Change

Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t)

The national priority in education can be summed up in a four-letter acronym: STEM. And that’s understandable. A country’s proficiency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is vital in generating economic growth, advancing scientific innovation and creating good jobs.<p>The STEM campaign …

Business

The Wax Files

National Science Foundation Listen closely, and from beneath the cracks and fuzz of an imperfect recording comes the sound a man chanting in a …

Indigenous Peoples

Are Relations Between Science Agencies and Science Journalists at a New Low?

A look at past surveys of scientists and journalists shows relations have been deteriorating for some time, and have hit a new low under the Trump …

Barack Obama