Nudging the NSF on Education

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

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

Change in Climate for Stem Cells?

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

Losing Their Edge?

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


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

Research on Higher Ed Gets a Boost

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

Secrets Not Shared?

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

Think Before You Research

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

Securing the Labs

Federal audit finds numerous lapses in the way universities deal with highly dangerous substances.

Free For All

With expanded federal funding for embryonic stem cell research off the table, institutions are finding their own way.


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