Research

Female Faculty and the Sciences

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Congressional panel considers recruitment and retention issue, while Stanford study examines impact of low female participation on undergraduate math, science and engineering majors.

Are IRB's Needed for War Zones?

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A common complaint among social scientists in recent years is that institutional review boards -- which are supposed to protect the interests of human subjects in research -- are too involved in work they don't understand. Good social science is getting held up, the social scientists say.

'Sentenced to Science'

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Ending the Intellectual Property Frenzy

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New president of Rochester Institute of Technology proposes alternate way for academe to support business and the economy -- and it involves admitting that your institution won't have a big windfall.

Questions, Anger and Dissent on Ethics Study

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The day after a controversial report on working with the military is released, anthropologists consider whether it went far enough. Many don't think so.

More Spiritual, But Not in Church

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As undergraduates progress in college careers, they care more about issues of faith and meaning, but are less likely to attend religious services, survey finds.

Coping With the Crunch

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Facing unexpected budget shortfalls, federal physics labs across the country are cutting back operations and hoping for a break in the next funding cycle.

Call for Crackdown on Research Conflicts

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U.S. health agency says NIH does little to monitor university scientists' ties to industry, and urges stronger role.

Keeping Citations Straight, and Finding New Ones

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CiteULike, a social bookmarking tool, gains ground among scholars looking to share journal articles, trade citations and collaborate online.

'Unreal' Boost for Science?

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President Bush's proposed budget for basic research and development in the 2009 fiscal year seeks a record $147 billion, a 3 percent increase over 2008 that would elevate the physical sciences and engineering, in particular, while keeping funding for the National Institutes of Health flat and scaling back or cutting other domestic programs, including for financial aid.

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