Russ Olwell writes that academics working on grants -- proposed or awarded -- need to remember what they tell students about how there are no dumb questions.
Study finds that, in chemistry, institutions that receive more federal support produce more papers and receive more citations.
National Institutes of Health would see increase of more than 4 percent next year under a Senate budget measure drafted Tuesday. The maximum Pell award would also grow.
A new book challenges the conventional notion that the U.S. is producing too few science and engineering graduates to meet its workforce needs and remain globally competitive.
Congressional negotiators reach agreement to boost spending on NIH and student aid, though deal does not restore all of the sequester cuts.
Advocates for higher education say Tuesday's accord would largely alleviate cuts to research funding and campus-based student aid programs.
A bipartisan effort to create a national position of "science laureate" stalls after criticism from a conservative group.
Obama ends de facto ban on studies supported by the CDC and other federal agencies. Many crime scholars pushed for this move.
Australian government plans to shift from measuring the quality of publicly funded studies alone to gauging their social, economic and environmental impact, too.
University spending on R&D rose by 6.9 percent in 2011, driven mostly by funds from federal stimulus. With budget cuts in offing, figures may represent a peak.
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