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US Department of the Interior Approves Shell's Arctic Drilling Rights

21 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

These Greenpeace activists look pissed. Granted, this photo was taken before news of Sally Jewell's affirmation of the Shell leases today. Aliyah Field, 27, and Zoe Buckley Lennox, 21, are probably extra pissed right now. Vincenzo Floramo/Greenpeace A...Show More Summary

Wichita State vs. Notre Dame 2015 final score: 3 things we learned from Notre Dame's commanding win

Jerian Grant was held to eight field goal attempts, but Notre Dame's other four on the floor exploded for 81 points. The No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are headed to their first Elite Eight since 1979. Demetrius Jackson's 20 points and Jerian Grant's 11 assists led Notre Dame's offense to a 81-70 win over the No. Show More Summary

Europe wants one more of its teams in the 2018 World Cup

If all goes as planned for European soccer officials, the continent will field at least 15 teams in the 2018 World Cup. That includes host country Russia, which is granted an automatic place in what has traditionally been a 32-team tournament, as well as a more controversial proposition — that UEFA deserves to enter at least one […]

City public school system gets $3.2M for STEM fields

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The GE Foundation’s grant is part of a larger $32.3 million commitment to find ways to get more girls and minorities to explore studies.

10 Women on Their Female Bosses

In too many fields, female role models are a luxury young women can’t take for granted. A woman boss can help you figure out who you want to be — whether that means showing you how to navigate workplace sexism, or serving as a cautionary example. (And, of course, as... More »

the grant economy as tragedy of the commons

Grants, grants, grants. Every academic likes getting them. And every administrator wants more of them. In some fields, you can’t be an active researcher without them. In all fields, the search for grants grows ever more competitive. PLOS recently published the results of a survey of the grant-writing process in the U.S. Drawing on a […]

Culture Can Help Align Values With Actions: Interview with Tom David

I have had the pleasure of knowing Tom David for many years and have always valued his insightful analysis of philanthropy from his nearly 30 years working in and around our field. He has become an important thought partner in Grantmakers...Show More Summary

Russia Could Grant China Over 50% Share in Hydrocarbon Fields

Russia is ready to consider China's requests to participate in strategic hydrocarbon explorations, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said.

ESO's MUSE instrument grants astronomers a 3D map of Hubble's Deep Field South region

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

ESO's Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument, which is mounted on the Very Large Telescope based in the Paranal Observatory, Chile, has been focusing in on a tiny patch in the night sky previously featured in Hubble's Deep Field South image (HDF-S). Show More Summary

"'Deviance' had long been a preoccupation of sociology and its mother field, anthropology."

"Most 'deviance theory' took it for granted that if you did weird things you were a weird person. Normal people made rules—we’ll crap over here, worship over here, have sex like so—which a few deviants in every society couldn’t keep....Show More Summary

The physical web gains support with IoT grants, new SDKs

This week’s Smart DevOps roundup features new grants to promote the development of  the Internet of Things (IoT), an initiative to interact with the Physical Web, and Near Field Communications for IoT. Google’s Open Web of Things   Search giant … Continue reading ?

NASCAR changes Sprint Unlimited eligibility; Danica Patrick allowed in

The modification grants Danica Patrick a spot in the non-points race. Often perception is everything, even if the desired effect isn't always intended. That certainly applies to NASCAR expanding the field of the Sprint Unlimited held...Show More Summary

Tampa Bay Rays Reach Agreement to Search for New Stadium Site

St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman has granted the Tampa Bay Rays the freedom to search for a new stadium site in Hillsborough County, Florida, should the team leave prior to its contract with Tropicana Field ending in 2027. According...Show More Summary

PNAS: Grant Goodyear, Oil Industry Nuclear Physicist

I’ve decided to do a new round of profiles in the Project for Non-Academic Science (acronym deliberately chosen to coincide with a journal), as a way of getting a little more information out there to students studying in STEM fields who will likely end up with jobs off the “standard” academic science track. Eighth in…

Drew Brees is 0-for-Baltimore, Ravens don’t want to hear it

Drew Brees has done a lot of amazing thing on the football field. But he’s never beaten the Ravens. Granted, he’s only played them three times, but has lost all three, once with the Chargers and twice with the Saints. “I am aware. I played them in ’03, ’06 and ’10. Thanks for reminding me,”…

Nina Wambiji | Fisheries Researcher

From SciDev: Scientist Nina Wambiji talks about how the support she has received from AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development) has helped her become a leading researcher in her field. She was granted a fellowship at AWARD after obtaining a PhD in Japan for her research on rabbitfish. Show More Summary

Kenny Kaneko On Podium In Japan

By: Allie BrownKenny Kaneko took a very impressive 2nd place this weekend in Kumano Japan! There were 167 paddlers and a strong international field with Travis Grant taking the top spot. Looks like the race scene is really taking off in Japan…“Awesome day of racing today in Kumano,” said Kenny. “Thank you guys for having [...]

Michael Vick admits he took scout-team snaps for granted last week

If you're Rex Ryan, what do you do at quarterback? Do you play Geno Smith, who cursed out fans, got testy with media, missed a team meeting and has struggled mightily on the field? Or do you go to Michael Vick, who was no better in relief...Show More Summary

39-Year-Old MacArthur Winner Has Solved Some Of Graphene's Production Problems

The MacArthur Foundation, a private foundation that gives out grants to people excelling in their fields, named 21 MacArthur Fellows on Wednesday, awarding each individual a cash prize of $625,000 with no strings attached. Among theShow More Summary

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