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America Needs To Re-Energize Our Scientific Culture

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently endorsed a "Manhattan Project" approach to renewable energy research. Specifically, he urged the U.S...

Ken Buck: No Science Foundation, No Disease Center

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

If Ken Buck and supporters won't tell the truth about Ken Buck's extremist ways, who will?

Looking For Fall in All the High Places (PHOTOS)

Rich Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rich Wolf

Autumn comes early to the Colorado high country. The late bloomers can no longer compete with the crescendo of leaf color that is the finale of this season of plant life.

Why Funding University Innovation Matters

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

For our government to fund university researchers, but then fail to help them advance their ideas so they can attract private investment and grow real businesses, is penny-wise and job-foolish.

WATCH LIVE: National Science Foundation Reports On Humanitarian Crisis In Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At 2:00 p.m. ET, the National Science Foundation hosted a live webcast, featuring researchers who recently returned from Haiti. They primarily studied...

House Passes $84 Billion Science Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The House has passed an $84 billion bill for scientific and technological innovation, the largest of its kind to be considered this year. The Associ...

Science Education: The Value of Undergraduate Research

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
James M. Gentile

Growing concern about America's continued leadership in science and innovation is well- documented, and now new research offers hope. It provides, for...

What Women Bring to the Table -- Designers, Artists, Thinkers & Inventors to Start the Week

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chauncey Zalkin

Ideas and Design on my radar right now. An eclectic bunch. Cutaway vase by Polish designer Edyta Cieloch "Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei of Iran, awarded a CARE...

Asia Challenges U.S. Innovation Leadership, New Report Shows

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Teryn Norris

A major report released last week by the National Science Board concludes that U.S. global leadership in science and technology is declining as foreig...

The Politics of Science

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

Our recent poll found that 96% of progressives consider environmental science to be legitimate, but just 59% of those who self-identify as "very conservative" believe that it is a real science.

Papaya Hermaphrodites Sought By Farmers, Researchers

LA Times | Jodi S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Papayas, it turns out, have not just one but three sexes: male, female and hermaphrodite. The third produces the yummy fruit, but the male and females...

CU-Boulder Students Get Grant To Build Tiny Spacecraft To Explore 'Killer Electrons'

Boulder Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

University of Colorado students will build a tiny spacecraft to observe particles in space that should give scientists a better understanding of solar...

Miniature Robots To Swarm The Oceans

LiveScience | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Swarms of soup-can-sized robots will soon plunge into the ocean seeking data on poorly understood phenomena from currents to biology. ...

Porn Surfing Rampant At U.S. Government Agency

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

An investigative report by The Washington Times reveals porn surfing by employees has been rampant at the National Science Foundation, a government ag...

Why Science Deserves Its Stimulus Money

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

In the car the other day, we caught a bit of Marketplace on NPR. We like Marketplace -- it puts economic news in social and political context, making ...

The Bronx: Making News Again... This Time in Science Education with GreenFab

Linda Cronin-Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Cronin-Gross

Today, Kenny Nava, Cathy Jones, Jorge Flores, Samantha Bonilla and about 70 other Bronx high school students will "graduate" from a new, innovative sc...

President Obama and the National Academies of Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

It's now up us -- states, colleges and universities, school districts and school boards -- to rise to the occasion to use the resources now available to move the U.S. back to "the head of the class."

A New Movement

Amy Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Ephron

There is a movement to strip billions of dollars from the stimulus bill led by Ben Nelson of Omaha (whose Democratic status is debatable) and Susan Collins (Republican) of Maine.

Jason Linkins

GOP Lawmaker Up In Arms Over Porny Scientists | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley is going on a hunt -- a hunt for perversion! -- and he's got the National Science Foundation square in his sights. What'...

Bush Climate Change Denier Burrows Into National Science Foundation

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration's participation in the personnel tactic known as "burrowing" has been well-reported in recent weeks. The practice isn't unique...