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Snobby Scientists

By | March 21, 2013

Does the preference of many scientists to only hear talks from successful institutions limit the reach of innovation?

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Plagiarism in Successful NSF Proposals

By | March 10, 2013

Using plagiarism detection software, the NSF’s internal watchdog has found almost 100 suspicious cases among the 8,000 projects the agency funded in 2011.

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NIH Funding Spat

By | March 7, 2013

A Republican representative objects to a study he said is politically partisan.

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Opinion: An Uncertain Future

By | March 6, 2013

As US policymakers debate federal budget cuts, global health science hangs in the balance.

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Lucrative Prize for Life Scientists

By | February 21, 2013

Three Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are offering $3 million to scientists demonstrating excellence in biology and medical research.

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EU Plans Research Budget

By | February 12, 2013

Under new plans to reduce the European Union’s overall spending, science funding did relatively well, but research leaders want more—and they may well get it.

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NSF Director to Leave the Agency

By | February 6, 2013

Engineer and materials scientist Subra Suresh will become president of Carnegie Mellon University.

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Energy Secretary to Step Down

By | February 4, 2013

After a 4-year stretch as US Energy Secretary, during which he fought to fund research on clean energy technology, Steven Chu has announced his resignation.

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NIH Bias Challenged

By | February 1, 2013

A new study disputes findings of a 2011 analysis suggesting that black researchers are funded less than their equally qualified white peers.

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One Project, Two Grants?

By | January 31, 2013

A new analysis reveals that US funding agencies may sometimes pay for the same project twice, leading to calls for greater oversight of grant duplication.  

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