Scientific Research

EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

Dec 7, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt defended his frequent taxpayer-funded travel and his purchase of a custom soundproof communications booth for his office, saying both were justified

Ohio awards $10M to boost opioid, addiction breakthroughs

Dec 7, 2017

Ohio has awarded $10 million in grants to six companies and a university to support scientific breakthroughs that address the national opioid epidemic

Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees

Dec 5, 2017

Trump nominees to top science, health jobs often are missing something: advanced science degrees

UK announces pharma investment, aims to boost productivity

Nov 27, 2017

Britain says two major drugs companies plan new research facilities that will bring 1,750 jobs to Britain, part of plans to boost the country's sagging productivity after Brexit

4 students injured in science experiment mishap

Nov 22, 2017

School officials say four students at a Catholic high school in the Bronx were injured after a chemistry experiment went haywire

24 receive 'genius grants' from MacArthur Foundation

Oct 11, 2017

Twenty-four people working in fields ranging from music to computer science have been selected as MacArthur fellows and will receive so-called "genius" grants of $625,000 to spend any way they wish

Billionaire gives $30M to Univ. of Arizona for Biosphere 2

Sep 21, 2017

Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Sep 20, 2017

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab have tested new bridge designs with innovative connectors to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction following major quake damage

2 US scientists awarded Balzan Prize for cancer research

Sep 11, 2017

Two U.S. scientists whose work has contributed to creating immunological treatments for cancer are among the winners of this year's Balzan Prizes recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements

NFL making $40 million available for medical research

Aug 29, 2017

A year after the NFL pledged $100 million in support of independent medical research and engineering advancements, a huge chunk of that soon will be awarded to such research, primarily dedicated to neuroscience

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