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Science Funds Feed the Economy
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2014
New data reveal that a sizable chunk of the investment in science is spent on materials and services from U.S. companies.
How the NIH Fuels Private Business
Bob Grant | Jul 25, 2013
A new report details the ways in which the federal science agency boost the US economy by stimulating the private sector.
Genetics-Poverty Link Questioned
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 3, 2013
Harvard geneticists and anthropologists challenge the work of two economists who say there’s a link between genetic diversity and wealth.
Conservation Will Cost $76 Billion
Dan Cossins | Oct 12, 2012
Researchers estimate annual investment needed to conserve habitats and save the world’s most at-risk species.
Happiness by Numbers
Dan Cossins | Oct 9, 2012
Psychologists and economists identify key aspects in work and life to achieve optimal wellbeing.
Nobelist to Psychologists: Shape Up!
Bob Grant | Oct 3, 2012
Daniel Kahneman, who won a Nobel Prize in 2002, has issued a warning to a subset of his psychologist colleagues, telling them to increase the reproducibility of their research.
A Story Biological
John Coates | Sep 1, 2012
Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.
Opinion: Saving Species through Economics
Kristen Steele | May 21, 2012
Successful conservation depends on an economy that doesn’t incentivize destruction of species and habitats.
Life Sciences Salary Survey 2011
Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | Dec 1, 2011
US salaries are starting to recover after last year’s survey recorded the first-ever drop.
Billion dollar babies of the human genome
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
The Human Genome Project has generated nearly $800 billion in economic output and hundreds of thousands of jobs in genomics and related industries.