Best of Last Week – Two mysterious bursts from space, new developments with batteries and fingertip reader for the blind
Best of Last Week – Science that stumped Einstein, revising human timeline and a simple way to reduce pancreatic cancers
Best of Last Week – speed of light may be wrong, fungus fights resistant bacteria and link between pesticides and autism
SAGE investigation wises up to signs of rigged review
Funding review casting shadow over Portuguese research could cloud other countries
Every five years, the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) reviews its research institutes from Astronomy to Zoology. But this year, for the first time, the FCT contracted the European Science ...
How to better allocate research money and fix a flawed system
Taxpayers want to know that their money is well spent on research. Yet funding agencies persist in trying to explain research results in terms of papers and publications rather than in terms of people – ...
The science behind Tour de France's hide-and-seek tactics
When the Tour de France comes to town, it's a chance to get your gladrags on. This year's Grand Depart in Yorkshire saw Leeds decked out with yellow flowers, bikes placed in coffee bar windows, statues wearing ...
US scientists turn to public to help fund research
Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant money. But for her newest project, she's getting help from a retired nurse in Canada and a 17-year-old in Arkansas.
What lesson do rising retraction rates hold for peer review?
In January, Haruko Obokata and colleagues published two papers in the journal Nature suggesting that a simple acid bath can convert differentiated cells back to a stem-cell-like state. This finding, if tru ...
UK researcher uses new technology to preserve ancient artifact
This July, a University of Kentucky professor is headed back to Lichfield Cathedral in England to continue a labor of love: digitizing the nearly 1,300-year-old St. Chad Gospels.
Art of Science 2014: Princeton launches online galleries of prize-winning images and video
The exhibit consists of both still images and video of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. Forty-four still images were chosen from more than 250 submissions from undergraduates, ...
How to win a Tour de France sprint
The final dash to the line in a Tour de France sprint finish may appear to the bystander to be a mess of bodies trying to cram into the width of a road, but there is a high degree of strategy involved. It ...
Bible museum planned for US capital
The devout Christian family that upended a part of President Barack Obama's health care law aims to open a Bible museum in Washington in 2017, a spokesperson for the project said Friday.
Scientists: Scottish independence may hit research
Several leading British academics say scientific research could suffer if Scotland votes for independence in a September referendum.