We strongly encourage Congress to support restoring full funding to the National Science Foundation's political science program. It makes an enormous difference to scholars, their students, and, ultimately, anyone who cares about the functioning of their government.
I covered this story earlier today, and it was presented much differently in that press release. This press release takes a different tact. IMHO, it looks like a big “ooops” from the National Science Foundation. See what I found after … Continue reading ?
Radiosilence details the mesmerizing journey seen above: The Nathaniel B. Palmer is an icebreaker operated by the US National Science Foundation. Cassandra Brooks, one of the 37 scientists the ship can accomodate for missions of up to 75 days and deep in the Antarctic winter, shot this timelapse video of the ship doing its stuff over a two month period [...]
Time-lapse of the National Science Foundation icebreaker 'Nathaniel B. Palmer', traveling through the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Two months of sequences, condensed into less than five minutes, with a surprise at the end. YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
Here’s a neat time-lapse video showing the Nathaniel B. Palmer, an icebreaker operated by the US National Science Foundation, as it putters around Antarctica’s Ross Sea for 75 days. There’s some serious ice-breaking at around 1:10 and also 3:30: The … Continue reading ?
Marine scientist Cassandra Brooks describes her experience traveling through Antarctica aboard the National Science Foundation’s icebreaker, the Nathaniel B. Palmer. In this time-lapse of her journey, Brooks describes the environment, different types of ice, and briefly touches on some of her research. via National Geographic, io9
The Nathaniel B. Palmer is an icebreaker operated by the US National Science Foundation. Cassandra Brooks, one of the 37 scientists the ship can accomodate for missions of up to 75 days and deep in the Antarctic winter, shot this timelapse video of the ship doing its stuff over a two month period while traveling through the Ross Sea. Read more...
National Science Foundation Republicans finally are doing something about the increasing conflict between science and their own political ideologies and beliefs. They're trying to stop such science from happening. As explained by Jeffrey...Show More Summary
Members of the House science committee want to gain greater control of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) decision making process, in hopes they can influence how the federal agency awards its funds. Earlier this month, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, authored the High Quality Research Act, [...]
NSF stands for the National Science Foundation. This is U.S. government agency that supports and funds basic and fundamental research. The budget is quite large – around 7 billion USD. Now for the answer to the question. Should we change...
This is a bad idea: Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is circulating a draft of a bill to change the way the National Science Foundation reviews grant applications. Science magazine obtained a copy of the current version, and it would...Show More Summary
According to a recent report released by the National Science Foundation, 22 of the nation's 39 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) employed 3,011 postdocs in 2010, the year the latest data are available. Three out of every four postdocs employed in the FFRDCs in 2010 were men. Show More Summary
Amid all the big news, a few disturbing trends in scientific research might go unnoticed. Tom Coburn, Republican Senator from Oklahoma has hated the idea of the National Science Foundation funding political science research for a long time, and he’s tried many times to block it. Show More Summary
Analysis of 2,000 Years of Climate Records Finds Global Cooling Trend Ended in the 19th Century; 20th-century warming, researchers say, "reversed" the trend April 21, 2013 (National Science Foundation) “The most comprehensive evaluation...Show More Summary
Last month, I blogged about Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) passing an amendment blocking the National Science Foundation from funding most political science research. I wrote: This sort of political interference with the peer-review process,...Show More Summary
The president’s budget is generous, relatively speaking, with most science agencies, including the National Science Foundation, which funds basic science research. The president is asking for $7.6 billion for NSF, an increase of 8.4 percent over the 2012 outlay. The … Continue reading ?
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has concluded that rising temperatures will lead to a massive "greening" of the Arctic by mid-century, as a result of marked increases in plant cover. read more
From the National Science Foundation: New Models Predict Dramatically Greener Arctic in the Coming Decades International Polar Year- (IPY) funded research predicts boom in trees, shrubs, will lead to net increase in climate warming A map of predicted greening of … Continue reading ?
Rising temperatures will lead to a massive "greening" of the Arctic by mid-century, as a result of marked increases in plant cover, according to research supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its International...Show More Summary
In an article for Slate, scientist Patrica Brennan defended her government-funded research into duck genitalia, paid for by the National Science Foundation. She lamented the fact that 88.7 percent of respondents to a Fox News online poll were against the government funding her study. Show More Summary