The Real Science Ethics Issues

Experts say that the headline-grabbing scandals may distract attention from potentially more damaging, accepted practices.

Spaced Out

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

Senatorial Peer Review

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

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.


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