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

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

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 […]

US R&D increased in 2013, well ahead of the pace of gross domestic product

U.S. expenditures in research and development (R&D) rose to $456.1 billion in 2013 -- a $20.7 billion increase over the previous year, according to a report from the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. The R&D system in the U.S. Show More Summary

New NSF and NBC Learn video series shows off big discoveries from tiny particles

Why are things so small, so significant? A new video series created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBCUniversal News, sheds light on this question. "Nanotechnology: Super Small Science"...Show More Summary

NEW PRIORITY FOR THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: Fighting Sexual Harassment. “The NSF statement f…

NEW PRIORITY FOR THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: Fighting Sexual Harassment. “The NSF statement followed a letter this month from Charles Bolden, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, that also urged colleges and universities to take these issues more seriously.” Entirely unrelated: As Tech Progress Slows, Say Goodbye To Golden Age Of Growth.

The Scientific Community Has a Serious Harassment Problem

On Monday, the National Science Foundation doubled-down on its commitment to eradicating sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination in science with the announcement that it may terminate funding to any institution that fails to adhere to Title IX guidelines. Read more...

Propaganda over science: Van der Vaart a reliable industry puppet

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Seismic testing for offshore drilling is far from harmless: The National Science Foundation safely conducted a 2D seismic survey off the coast of North Carolina last fall. Interestingly, this study did not receive the attention thatShow More Summary

Climate change warming world's lakes, says study

A new study by NASA and the National Science Foundation reveals that climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world. The findings were published last Wednesday (December 16) in Geophysical Research Letters and announced at the American Geophysical meeting in San Francisco that same day.

Why the National Science Foundation Director Likes October Sky

As the director of the National Science Foundation, I am always looking for innovative ways and outlets to spread the message about the importance of science. Wednesday, Dec. 2, was no exception. In collaboration with Future Tense, I...Show More Summary

Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays

National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, American Chemical Society, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Rice University's Smalley-Curl Institute HOUSTON -- (Dec. 4, 2015) -- A new method for building "drawbridges" betweenShow More Summary

Americans don’t trust climate change science because of fossil fuel industry’s disinformation

That is the finding of a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that analyzed 20 years' worth of data. Led by ExxonMobil and the Koch family foundations, the study, titled "Corporate funding and ideological...Show More Summary

WHY IS THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SPENDING TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO DESPOIL THE ENVIRONMENT? Shot…

WHY IS THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SPENDING TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO DESPOIL THE ENVIRONMENT? Shot: $450,000 Federal Grant Went to Make Climate-Change Video Game. —Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, yesterday. Chaser: Black Friday warning: video games waste energy and contribute to global warming. Show More Summary

IU chemists craft molecule that self-assembles into flower-shaped crystalline patterns

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to three research groups at Indiana University to advance research on self-assembling molecules and computer-aided design software required to create the next...Show More Summary

Public/Open Access: CHORUS and National Science Foundation (NSF) Announce Research Dissemination Agreement

From CHORUS: The new agreement is in accordance with the NSF public access plan, which was released on March 18, 2015. NSF’s public access plan is intended to accelerate the dissemination of fundamental research results that will advance the frontiers of knowledge and help ensure the nation’s future prosperity. [Clip] NSF will employ the CHORUS […]

Research Confirms ExxonMobil, Koch-funded Climate Denial Echo Chamber Polluted Mainstream Media

A new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science ( PNAS ) shows that the climate denial echo chamber organizations funded by ExxonMobil and Koch family foundations produced misinformation that effectively...Show More Summary

Future Tense Event: Come Watch October Sky with Dr. France Córdova in Washington, D.C.

Dr. France Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation, invites you to join her to watch October Sky. The 1999 film, which helped launch Jake Gyllenhall’s career, is about how the Soviet Union’s Sputnik satellite triggered a new era of scientific innovation in America. Show More Summary

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