Scientific Discourse or Prior Restraint?

Researchers sought to hold up publication of a study on logging and forest regeneration they say is flawed.

The Post-Sputnik Era, Redux

Bolstering U.S. competitiveness is not just the government's job, research university group says in new report.

The President Discovers Science

In State of the Union address, Bush proposes doubling spending on basic research in physical sciences over a decade.

After the State of the Union

Colleges applaud Bush effort to boost basic research, but await details on which agencies will gain -- and which might lose.

Keeping His Word on Science

President’s R&D budget boosts NSF and energy research, but NIH and other agencies tread water.

Economy of Research

Caroline Hoxby, an economist at Harvard, answers the call for higher standards in education research.

Cut Off and Quickly Restored

Federal agency suspends funds for a controversial logging study, citing concerns over lobbying, then reverses itself.

Seeking the Middle Ground in Hawaii

President recommends that U. of Hawaii create controversial Navy research center, but bar classified work.

Patent Windfall for U. of California

Monsanto agrees to pay $100 million up front and at least $5 million a year in royalties to end dispute over cow growth hormone.

Money Isn't Everything

Academic research is often big business these days. But the Association of University Technology Managers wants the world to know that it’s about helping people, too.


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