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Eliminating NSF grant deadlines halved the number of proposals they received

How can the National Science Foundation cope with an exploding number of grant proposals? Annual or semiannual grant deadlines lead to enormous spikes in submissions, which in turn cause headaches for the program managers who have to...Show More Summary

Links 4/7/16

Links for you. Science: Biological specimen troves threatened by funding pause: Decision by US National Science Foundation could hamper research on conservation biology, climate change and invasive species. (yes, it will) This scientist found a way to make battery parts … Continue reading ?

Government To Finally Research Why Dudes Talk Over You

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The research is finally coming: The National Science Foundation is going to study the subtle little ways that an environment with a ton of dudes might not be such a comfortable one for women. Yes, finally, someone is looking into microaggressions, reports The Washington Free Beacon. This will be a three-year... More »

"National Interest" Science: A Dangerous Contradiction

Scientists, students, consumers, and citizens, beware: last month, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the introduction of legislation that would require the National Science Foundation to award grants only for research projects that the agency can certify as being "in the national interest. Show More Summary

Raytheon Gets $8Mln to ‘Redesign The Internet’

The US National Science Foundation will sink millions into an effort to enhance the design of the World Wide Web.

Okay, Louie, That Does It

Y’all, Louie Gohmert has fallen so low on the food chain that we’re going to have to start watering him once a week. The House just passed a bill to authorize the National Science Foundation to use its entrepreneurial programs to recruit women. Show More Summary

Climate scientist Shukla investigation deepens

Science Agency Eyes Climate Change Professor’s Use of Millions From Taxpayers 3/23/16 The National Science Foundation’s inspector general appears poised to look into Jagadish Shukla’s management of federal grant money, much of it from the science agency itself. The science agency has its own rules and guidelines governing grants, which would be applicable to the millions…

Elsewhere in Science: Feminist glaciology, blogging, and more

A feminist glaciology framework … National Science Foundation funding … Science blogging … Working Life

John W. Cahn, who fled Nazi Germany and became a foremost materials scientist, dies at 88

Known for the Cahn-Hilliard equation, he helped explain the physical foundations of everyday life and received a National Medal of Science.

NASA Captured Today's Solar Eclipse From Start To Finish

Video: The solar eclipse has just finished in the skies above Australia. Working with the National Science Foundation, NASA captured the eclipse from start to finish. If you haven’t seen one before, this is what they look like (hint: dark!). More »      

My Question Is the Following Statement

The President’s science advisor, the US undersecretary of energy, and the heads of both NASA and the National Science Foundation sit at the front of a room, offering visions for the future of science from each of their unique perspectives. Show More Summary

Another negative climate feedback found, this time in grasslands

In grasslands, longer spring growing season offsets higher summer temperatures North American grasslands face mixed bag of climate change effects From the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Grasslands across North America will face higher summer temperatures and widespread drought by the end of the century, according to a new study. But those negative effects in vegetation growth…

National Science Foundation Announces Million-Dollar Initiative To Improve Diversity in STEM

It's a long awaited investment in the future. The post National Science Foundation Announces Million-Dollar Initiative To Improve Diversity in STEM appeared first on ThinkProgress.

NSF in Climate Denial?

Patrick J. Michaels Note:  David Wojick, who holds a doctorate in the history and philosophy of science, sent me this essay.  It is thought provoking and deserves a read. The US National Science Foundation seems to think that natural decades-to-centuries climate change does not exist unless provoked by humans. Show More Summary

Wednesday wit – Exit Stage Left

Josh writes: BishopHill has this story – Republicans in the US House of Representatives are currently trying to get a grip on one small part of the Washington bureaucracy by trying to get the National Science Foundation to concentrate on funding useful science. Lamar Smith, the Texas Congressman who is leading the charge, is firing off shots over NSF’s funding…

Four Reasons To Be Excited About LIGO If You Are Not A Scientist

3 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Only a day or so after a new bill was passed in the House of Representatives requiringNational Science Foundation (NSF) funded grants to be justified and "in the national interest,"a major NSF-funded project in theinterest of humanity and curiosity steals the headlines. I excitedly posted in social media about LIGO scientists [...]

Research into critical national issues at forefront of NSF's FY2017 budget request

National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova today outlined how President Obama's fiscal year (FY) 2017 request for NSF supports research into critical national issues, including clean energy technologies, food sustainability, disaster response and education. Show More Summary

IUPUI chemist receives $1.1 million for research, training of future minority researchers

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lisa M. Jones, an assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has received the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty. read more

Drone takes the lead in Antarctic icebreaking mission

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Each year, the US military set outs on a resupply mission to McMurdo Station, the National Science Foundation's Antarctic research center. With swathes of sea ice standing in its way, the Polar Star icebreaker first plows channels for other ships loaded with food, fuel and other supplies to pass through. Show More Summary

FEDS HAND OUT BILLIONS FOR RESEARCH THAT MAY BE BASED ON PLAGIARISM, FAKE DATA: Now, isn’t that reas…

FEDS HAND OUT BILLIONS FOR RESEARCH THAT MAY BE BASED ON PLAGIARISM, FAKE DATA: Now, isn’t that reassuring! Allison Lerner is the inspector general at the National Science Foundation. She and her small team of investigators and auditors have been warning for a long time that hundreds of funding proposals submitted to NSF contain plagiarized […]

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