William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94
William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94
Danforth founded the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and expanded scientific research at Washington University and beyond campus in St. Louis.
William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94
William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94

Danforth founded the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and expanded scientific research at Washington University and beyond campus in St. Louis.

Danforth founded the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and expanded scientific research at Washington University and beyond campus in St. Louis.

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Frozen Fecal Knives Honored by 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes
Frozen Fecal Knives Honored by 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes
Lisa Winter | Sep 18, 2020
Other recipients of the award for laugh-worthy achievements experimented with alligators on helium and vibrating worms.
Racial Profiling Concerns Amid Crackdown on Scholars’ China Ties
Racial Profiling Concerns Amid Crackdown on Scholars’ China Ties
Diana Kwon | Sep 17, 2020
Several organizations suggest that a case against a University of Kansas professor is the latest example of the US government targeting researchers for their ethnicity.
University of Michigan Grad Students Strike over COVID-19 Policy
University of Michigan Grad Students Strike over COVID-19 Policy
Amanda Heidt | Sep 16, 2020
Student workers have cited a lack of transparency and a failure to implement rapid and widespread testing among their many concerns regarding the school’s response to the pandemic.
Springer Nature and ResearchGate Expand Content Sharing
Springer Nature and ResearchGate Expand Content Sharing
Diana Kwon | Sep 11, 2020
The long-term partnership follows a pilot project for which the scholarly publisher made select articles available on the academic networking site.
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2020
COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.
Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2020
The category 4 storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast early this morning. Evacuation orders have students heading for safety.
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
Ashley Yeager | Aug 21, 2020
Thousands of acres have burned across the northern part of the state, forcing the evacuation of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and posing a serious threat to Lick Observatory.
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020
Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.
Scientists Oppose NSF’s New Graduate Fellowship Priority
Scientists Oppose NSF’s New Graduate Fellowship Priority
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2020
More than 3,000 researchers have signed on to a petition that expresses concern over the agency’s 2021 application for the funding program, which emphasizes three areas of computational science and might further disadvantage underrepresented groups.