Research

Spaced Out

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Like many urban institutions, Columbia needs new facilities for science -- but legacy of 1968 reverberates when facing its Harlem neighbors.

Senatorial Peer Review

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Lawmakers tell NSF what it should and shouldn't fund -- and question some grants (without bothering to talk to the researchers involved).

Nudging the NSF on Education

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The House Science Committee is set to introduce legislation that will bolster science and math education, largely through NSF at the college level.

A Meeting of Humanistic Minds

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Session on state of the humanities emphasizes solutions and humor over hand wringing.

Change in Climate for Stem Cells?

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Senators and scientists see improved prospects for legislation making more federal funds available for the research.

Losing Their Edge?

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Study suggests that Internet may have eliminated link between working at an elite university and doing the best research.

iGrants

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Mac-using professors have been frustrated by compatibility problems when applying online for federal funds.

Research on Higher Ed Gets a Boost

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Education Department to create national R&D center on postsecondary education, with a focus on community colleges.

Secrets Not Shared?

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U.S. investigates professor’s research activities, raising issues of academic freedom, xenophobia and foreign relations.

Think Before You Research

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More industry money requires more ethical vigilance by researchers and institutions, a biomedical federation says.

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