Tagged: Science Funding

Physcomitrella patens plants growing axenically on agar plates. (Credit: Anja Martin / Wikimedia commons)

U.S. R&D Increased In 2013, Outpacing GDP

Business R&D performance continues to drive increases. (From the National Science Foundation) — U.S. expenditures in research and development rose to $456.1 billion in 2013–a $20.7 billion increase over the previous year, according to...

Another new CNH project, by Andrew Ashton of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, looks at how coastlines are influenced by physical processes. (Credit: Christopher Griner/Flickr)

NSF Awards $20.4 Million For Research On How Humans, Environment Interact

How do predators contribute to reducing crop losses in agricultural ecosystems? By consuming crop-eating insects and rodents, according to Catherine Lindell of Michigan State University. Lindell is one of 16 recipients of grants made in 2015 by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program.

Cherry Murray in 2009. (Credit: Harvard School of Engineering/Flickr)

Nominee For DOE Science Chief Looks To Better Integrate National Labs

Cherry Murray, a physicist at Harvard University, stresses that she can’t say definitely what she would do as director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) $5.1 billion Office of Science, the mammoth agency’s basic research wing. That’s because her nomination to the post, announced by the White House on 5 August, still must be confirmed by the Senate.

U.S. Capitol. (Credit: Architect of the Capitol)

House Pulls Interior Appropriations Bill

The House of Representatives pulled the Interior-EPA FY16 funding bill over a controversial amendment that would have stripped a provision barring the Confederate flag from being displayed in cemeteries and sold in stores operated by the National Park Service.

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, left, and Malia Obama, center, watch the Fourth of July fireworks from the roof of the White House, July 4, 2014. (Credit: Pete Souza/White House)

House Postpones Floor Vote On Interior Appropriations Bill

The House of Representatives adjourned for the Independence Day recess before completing consideration on the Interior-EPA FY16 funding bill. The bill, H.R. 2822, provides approximately $30.17 billion in discretionary budget authority for FY 2016, which is $246 million (0.8%) below FY 2015 levels and $2.038 billion below the President’s request.