National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation Awards Chicago State University $1.3M For STEM Studies

<b>CHICAGO —</b> Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) would award $1,323,121 in federal …

Indiana University

New study examines changing soil structures and influence on water resources in US

From the garden in your backyard to your local watershed to the entirety of North America, structural changes are taking place in the soil …

Water

Don’t deploy negative emissions technologies without ethical analysis

Climate policy advice is being undermined by value-laden choices over risky mitigation strategies, warn Dominic Lenzi and colleagues.<p>In October, the …

Ethics

Top US science agency unveils hotly anticipated harassment policy

The National Science Foundation's rules for reporting harassment by grant recipients are the strictest yet instituted by a US government science …

Sexual Harassment

National Science Foundation: “How Rumors Spread on Social Media During Weather Disasters”

<i>After hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research to investigate the broad impacts of these disasters. A year</i> …

Social Media

Family’s ‘genetic background’ sheds light on autism symptoms

The total amount of rare mutations—deletions, duplications, or other changes to the DNA sequence—in a person’s genome can explain why individuals …

Mutations

GAO Identifies Multiple Risks Facing $9.8 billion Polar Icebreaker Program

The U.S. government’s $9.8 billion polar icebreaker program is facing risks across multiple key areas which still need to be address before resources …

Coast Guard

How medicine literally gets under your skin

To ensure that the ingredients in the patch can be precisely controlled, the researchers have devised a molecular light switch inspired by nature. …

Atoms

The Girls In STEM Statistics Are Dismal — But Here’s How We’re Working To Change That

For too long, children were raised hearing the stereotype that boys are naturally better at math and science, while girls are better at language …

New Hampshire

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71st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics<p>Sunday–Tuesday, November 18–20, 2018; Atlanta, Georgia<p>5:10 PM–6:28 PM, Sunday, November 18, …

Bees

1 big change to math class may boost learning

‘Flipped’ teaching may increase student comprehension of math concepts and offer teachers a way to enhance their teaching skills, according to a new …

Tutorials

Moxi is a hospital robot with social intelligence

Diligent Robotics social intelligence-endowed robot Moxi made its debut today in pilot programs at hospitals in Texas. Moxi has a face, head, and arm and gets around on four wheels. The robot can use its hand to do things like grab and store medical supplies and deliver them to nurses or …

Business

Study links natural climate oscillations in North Atlantic to Greenland Ice Sheet melt

<b>Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world. A new</b> …

North Atlantic

Plant growth-promoting bacteria enhance plant salinity tolerance

Soil salinity is one of the key abiotic stress factor affecting agricultural productivity worldwide. Every day, nearly 2000 hectares of fertile …

National Science Foundation

Lab-death case, harassment rules and Luxembourg’s new space agency

The week in science: 14–20 September 2018.<p><b>France admits role in lecturer’s murder</b> French President Emmanuel Macron has officially recognized that the …

University of California

Unprecedented ice loss in Russian ice cap

In the last few years, the Vavilov Ice Cap in the Russian High Arctic has dramatically accelerated, sliding as much as 82 feet a day in 2015, …

Sea Level

How to Defend Against GPS Spoofing Attacks

As ship and car makers race to roll-out self-driving technology, security researchers warn that attacks using fake GPS signals could increase and become more dangerous.<p>U.S. government agencies including the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security have elevated the issue …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

The New Space Race: Why America Needs a NASA for IT Research

The nation shouldn’t cede leadership in tech to either China or Silicon Valley.<p>We’ve all seen the alarmist headlines, from “China Is Nationalizing …

Liberal View

Beyond archeology: NCALM pursues new technology, new projects

Lidar mapping has also yielded other Earth science discoveries<p>The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is best-known for its headline-grabbing …

Archaeology

Gas-Sensing Drones Draw NSF Backing

Rice University Engineers Develop Flying Sensors That Coordinate To Warn Communities Of Pollutants Rice University researchers, in a collaboration …

Baylor College of Medicine

Gadget-in-Extremis: Measuring cosmic microwave background from a younger universe

It’s run by Fermilab, an American particle physics and accelerator laboratory, working with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. It’s …

University of Chicago

The New Mexico Solar Observatory Mysteriously Commandeered by the FBI Is Back in Business

It's never aliens.<p>There’s a mantra among reporters who have to regularly write about space exploration: It’s never aliens. Even when it comes to events that would almost certainly seem to involve aliens, like a last minute press conference organized by NASA about a “new discovery” or an …

New Mexico

EPA inspector general to resign

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) top internal watchdog is resigning after eight years in the position.<p>Arthur Elkins announced Tuesday that …

Scott Pruitt

Higenamine: Why Scientists Say to Avoid This Common Supplement Ingredient

Don't believe what you read on the label<p>From the U20 shot put world record holder to world class marathoners, there have been elite athletes over the …

Harvard

NIH set to strengthen its sexual-harassment policies

Agency plans to create central reporting system and launch training and education campaigns.<p>The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is remaking …

Sexual Harassment

Philly STEM instructors use 5-year federal grant to hone 'social justice' teaching

The City of Brotherly Love is raking in taxpayer dollars to teach math and science teachers about social justice.<p>A five-year project by the National …

Social Justice

Antarctica glacier gets new name in wake of sexual harassment finding

The changes sparked by the #MeToo movement have now reached Antarctic glaciers.<p>Last week, the Marchant Glacier was renamed the Matataua Glacier in …

Sexual Harassment

Huge price hikes by drug companies are immoral

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several pharmaceutical companies have been jacking up the prices of their drugs in unethical ways. Most recently, Nirmal Mulye, founder and president of Nostrum Pharmaceuticals, defended his decision to more than quadruple the price of nitrofurantoin, used to treat bladder infections, from …

Morality

Ph.D. Graduate Profile: Adolfo Lara

<i>On October 1, the seventh cohort of graduates from the Museum’s</i> <i>Richard Gilder Graduate School</i><i>—the first Ph.D.-degree-granting program for any museum</i> …

Natural History

Yale awarded $600K to bridge data-, neuro-science

A new Yale initiative aims to bridge the disciplines of data science and neuroscience as the University builds toward a campuswide data science …

Student Journalism