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Research and Development Funding, By the Numbers

By | October 1, 2011

Government and industry are the biggest funders of research, basic and otherwise. Here is how science funding in the US and European Union has shaped up in the past two and a half decades. 

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Speaking of Science

By | October 1, 2011

A selection of quotes from past issues of The Scientist.

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Biodiversity

By | October 1, 2011

Ecosystems are failing and extinction rates are soaring. Thomas E. Lovejoy and Edward O. Wilson weigh in on why cataloging existing species, discovering new ones, and maintaining a balanced and diverse global ecosystem are critical for ensuring a habitable environment for all.

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Seven New National Medal Winners

By | September 29, 2011

A handful of life science researchers will take home the United States' top science honor.

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Campaign Fights Lab Sloppiness

By | September 28, 2011

"Scientists Against Sample Abuse" aims to raise awareness about the importance of consistency when it comes to handling biological samples.

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Fish Affected by Trace Oil Pollution

By | September 28, 2011

Even highly diluted crude oil can impact fish in the marshes bordering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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More Thoughts on Humanized Animals

By | September 27, 2011

A German ethics council weighs in on the discussion about the use of human-animal chimeras in research.

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NSF Supports Women in Science

By | September 27, 2011

The funding agency is taking strides to avoid losing parents from the scientific workforce.

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Environmental Visionary Dies

By | September 26, 2011

Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.

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Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty

By | September 26, 2011

Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.

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