Republican legislators today reiterated their distrust of the National Science Foundation (NSF), with the science committee for the U.S. House of Representatives approving legislation that would tighten its oversight of NSF’s merit-review process.
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Scientific Research In The National Interest Act (H.R. 3293) Approved By House Committee On Science, Space And Technology, Despite Strong Criticism From Democrats
Chairman Lamar Smith’s (R-TX) bill (H.R. 3293), pulled from the stalled America COMPETES reauthorization, has predictably roused controversy amongst committee members before being reported out favorably (albeit one-sidedly).
The best way to ease the regulatory burden on U.S. academic researchers is to create another layer of bureaucracy. (From Science / by Jeffrey Mervis) — That surprising conclusion is the top recommendation in...
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...
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.
Building sustainable fisheries, monitoring landslide risk, studying the emerging bioeconomy: these are some of the research projects announced today in the newest round of an interagency partnership to foster collaborative global research.
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.
The National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program has made eight awards, totaling $42 million, aimed at fostering research collaborations among investigators and institutions across 12 states.
The nation and the world need the kind of discovery and imagination that U.S. universities nurture.
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.