National Science Foundation Researcher Fired For Political Activism

Valerie Barr, a professor of computer science at Union College, decided last summer to take a leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation and help improve science education among undergraduates. But when a background check revealed her involvement in left-wing groups 30 years ago, she was told to leave. » 9/11/14 6:00pm 9/11/14 6:00pm

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

The Year's Best Visualizations of Scientific Concepts

Every year for the last decade, the National Science Foundation has teamed up with the journal Science to co-sponsor the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The competition recognizes scientists and artists who use visual media to communicate, and promote the understanding of, scientific… » 1/31/13 12:00pm 1/31/13 12:00pm

Feast your eyes on some of the best scientific art from the past year

Every year, Science Magazine teams up with the National Science Foundation to host the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. Participants are asked to enter photographs, illustrations, informational graphics, videos, and even interactive games to be judged on their visual impact and ability to… » 2/03/12 12:02pm 2/03/12 12:02pm