Americans wary of snooping from government, advertisers
Americans are worried about being tracked—both by the government and by online marketers.
Black Republicans put most faith in US government
Black Republicans trust the United States government more than other political groups, finds a new study from the University of British Columbia, ahead of the mid-term U.S. elections to be held on November ...
China arrests scientist for alleged fund-swindling
Chinese authorities have arrested a leading scientist in transgene biology on the charge of swindling state scientific research funds, the government said.
Study: Social media users shy away from opinions
People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Judge says ocean sound blasts need not be halted
A federal judge says he will not grant New Jersey's request to halt federally funded scientific research that includes blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
Support strong for open Internet in developing world
Support is strong across emerging and developing countries for an Internet without government censorship, a US survey showed Wednesday.
Majority of Americans believe another government shutdown likely in coming months, poll finds
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Americans say it's likely there will be another government shutdown in the months ahead as Congress continues to debate deficit and budget issues, according to a new national public opinion poll ...
Spanish scientists mark moment of silence against cuts
Scientists held a minute of silence at universities across Spain Thursday to protest against drastic cuts to the country's science budget which they say are killing research.
How can researchers bridge the gap between scholarship and public administration?
Public administrators draw on a number of different sources to inform their work including the news, blogs, podcasts, etc. But why aren't they drawing on scholarly research from published academics as a key resource and what ...
US shutdown means one sad tale after another for scientists
As a researcher funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), since October 1, I've known that I will be not be receiving my monthly fellowship. This has meant that my work, investigating genes' role ...
Shutdown makes US 'less desirable' for science
The US government shutdown puts international science collaboration in peril and could have far-reaching impacts on innovation and research, a top science group said Wednesday.
NSF report details increase in business research and development
According to a recent study published by the National Science Foundation (NSF), businesses spent more on research and development (R&D) in 2011 than they did in 2010.
US study finds online privacy concerns on the rise
Americans are sharing more personal information online than ever, but they also want to better control who can see it, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American ...
Social media a 'double-edged sword' for politicians
Social media are a double-edged sword for campaigning politicians, warns one of Australia's top media researchers.