News in a nutshell

Negativity, paperwork at NSFNational Science Foundation Director Arden Bement is not optimistic that the funding agency will receive the president's request for a $552 million (8 percent) budget increase in 2011. "I won't be surprised to see us operating under a continuing resolution" until well after the November congressional elections, linkurl:Bement told ScienceInsider.;http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2010/05/nsf-director-gloomy-about-2011-b.html "In fact, anything else would be a

Jef Akst
Jef Akst

Jef Akst is managing editor of The Scientist, where she started as an intern in 2009 after receiving a master’s degree from Indiana University in April 2009 studying the mating behavior of seahorses.

View full profile.


Learn about our editorial policies.

May 9, 2010
Negativity, paperwork at NSF
National Science Foundation Director Arden Bement is not optimistic that the funding agency will receive the president's request for a $552 million (8 percent) budget increase in 2011. "I won't be surprised to see us operating under a continuing resolution" until well after the November congressional elections, linkurl:Bement told ScienceInsider.;http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2010/05/nsf-director-gloomy-about-2011-b.html "In fact, anything else would be a surprise."
Image: Wikimedia commons
In other NSF news, those who choose to apply for the agency's current $6.9 billion in funding will soon need to detail a data management plan -- part of a wider effort to emphasize the importance of community access to data, linkurl:ScienceInsider reported.;http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2010/05/nsf-to-ask-every-grant-applicant.html Bad economy is good for planet
The silver lining of the economic downturn? It may be good for the ozone lining, it turns out. The linkurl:US Energy Information Administration reported;http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/environment/emissions/carbon/ that energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States...
2Latest word on weed
DrugMonkey
Image: Wikimedia commons,
HighInBC
Climate investigation challenges academic freedom
The Washington PostDuesberg was warned
Medical HypothesesNatureJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) JAIDSMedical HypothesesClarification: While climate scientist Michael Mann worked at the University of Virginia from 1999 to 2005, he is currently a professor at Penn State University.




Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?