Science Needs More Women (And Not For The Reason You Think)

You're probably thinking it has to do with the lack of women conducting research. And yes, you're right, that is a problem. But the issue we're talking about, while connected to the absence of women in scientific research, is actually the relative shortage of women having research performed on them. » 11/07/14 1:30pm 11/07/14 1:30pm

How is the sequester affecting science in America?

The Federal Government's budget sequester has left the nation's science and technology funding at its lowest in years. As predicted, labs are ditching projects and scientists; researchers are looking overseas for jobs and funding; health initiatives are being hamstrung; and federal agencies across the board are… » 9/10/13 8:30am 9/10/13 8:30am

Obama to take first step toward building Skynet

The Obama administration wants to jumpstart brain research in an ambitious collaborative enterprise that's already being called the Human Genome Project of Neuroscience. The decade-long endeavor will explore the inner workings of the human mind and work toward charting a map of its activity. According to the NYT, the… » 2/18/13 12:20pm 2/18/13 12:20pm

Will private schools soon be the only places where students can learn…

The United Kingdom's science minister, David Willetts, thinks that private and international investments can help establish the UK as a world leader in scientific and technological research. But is Willett's plan really feasible? And if it is, is it one the United States could utilize as well? » 1/05/12 11:04am 1/05/12 11:04am

The NIH will not offer public access to information about its…

Scientists have long been required to list any and all conflicts of interest that could unduly influence the objectivity of their research — for example, they would need to reveal if a tobacco company funded research showing that smoking doesn't cause cancer. However, this kind of information is not always readily… » 8/03/11 3:47pm 8/03/11 3:47pm