Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Nearly three dozen of Mexico’s leading researchers are being accused of money laundering, embezzlement, and organized crime, a move other academics say is politically motivated.
Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government

Nearly three dozen of Mexico’s leading researchers are being accused of money laundering, embezzlement, and organized crime, a move other academics say is politically motivated.

Nearly three dozen of Mexico’s leading researchers are being accused of money laundering, embezzlement, and organized crime, a move other academics say is politically motivated.

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Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Christopher Tonnu Jackson | Sep 28, 2021
Justifying science funding through the lens of global competition risks fostering racial bias and discrimination.
NIH Changes Extension Policy to Better Support Women PIs
NIH Changes Extension Policy to Better Support Women PIs
Chloe Tenn | Sep 20, 2021
The revision allows more time on previous extensions due to COVID-19 and other life events such as childbirth that disproportionately impact early-career women in science.  
Maria Leptin Appointed President of European Research Council
Maria Leptin Appointed President of European Research Council
Shawna Williams | Jul 7, 2021
The funding agency for basic research had been led by an interim president for more than a year.
Quest for Research Freedom Fuels African Biotech Boom
Quest for Research Freedom Fuels African Biotech Boom
Linda Nordling | Jul 1, 2021
Tired of dancing to the tunes of international funders, and doubtful that long-promised national grants will come, a handful of African biomedical scientists have turned to private investors to bankroll their dreams of autonomy in the lab.
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
Christie Wilcox | Jun 9, 2021
The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.
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Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2021
Senators raise concerns about how Eric Lander of the Broad Institute has handled equality issues.
US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
Asher Jones | Mar 29, 2021
A bipartisan bill aims to increase the National Science Foundation’s budget over the next five years and form a new technology directorate.
Hackers Bring Dutch Research Funding Agency to Standstill
Hackers Bring Dutch Research Funding Agency to Standstill
Asher Jones | Mar 8, 2021
After refusing to pay the ransom demanded by those behind a cyberattack, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has been out of action since February 8.
Voters in California Extend Life of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Voters in California Extend Life of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 13, 2020
The state will take on additional debt to finance CIRM, which will now continue to fund stem cell research, training, and clinical trials.
UK Government to Boost R&D Spending
UK Government to Boost R&D Spending
Catherine Offord | Mar 13, 2020
The 2020 budget includes a 15 percent increase in public funding for research and development next year, but some scientists want more details on where the money will go.
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Marc Baiget Francesch | Feb 17, 2020
The plan to revitalize the European innovation landscape is entering a transition.
Proposed Deep-Sea Mining Zone Harbors Previously Unknown Species
Proposed Deep-Sea Mining Zone Harbors Previously Unknown Species
Catherine Offord | Oct 17, 2019
The discovery of ancient clades of brittle stars at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean adds to concerns that commercial exploitation of the area could destroy numerous taxa before they’ve even been identified.
Brazil’s Researchers Criticize Budget Freeze
Brazil’s Researchers Criticize Budget Freeze
Catherine Offord | Apr 9, 2019
Scientists have attacked the government’s spending policies after it locked down nearly half of the money that had been allocated for science funding.
Study Finds Gender Imbalances in First-Time NIH Awards
Study Finds Gender Imbalances in First-Time NIH Awards
Shawna Williams | Mar 8, 2019
Overall, men received more money on average, but R01s were an exception.
Hungarian Researchers Protest Against Government Changes to Funding
Hungarian Researchers Protest Against Government Changes to Funding
Catherine Offord | Feb 13, 2019
Demonstrations took place in the country’s capital on Tuesday following what many researchers see as a threat to academic freedom.
Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science
Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science
Ruth Williams | Feb 13, 2019
Small research groups tend to beat large collaborations when it comes to producing innovative projects and breakthrough discoveries.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies
Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 17, 2018
NASA, NSF, and NIH are expected to receive higher financial backing for the 2019 fiscal year, going above and beyond the President’s proposed budget.