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What keeps girls from studying physics and STEM

APS member Rachel Scherr, a senior research scientist at Seattle Pacific University, chronicles her trials and triumphs as a woman in the STEM field and makes the case for robust federal funding of science. 7 more words

Govt announces $139m investment in new research programmes

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced that $139 million over six years will be invested in new science research programmes.

The 48 research programmes receiving funding in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s 2014 science investment round are in the biological industries, high-value manufacturing and services, energy and minerals, environmental, and health and society sectors. 264 more words

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What would Scottish Independence mean for science?

Next week, Scotland will vote in a referendum to decide whether to become an independent nation, separating itself from the U.K. by 2016 after 307 years of union. 688 more words


Fungible funding

I was reading a discussion the other day on funding sources when it occurred to me that I’ve made a big switch on the topic.  I used to think that industry funded research was *always* bad, *always* biased. 308 more words


Challenge boosts protection of biological heritage

The National Science Challenge, New Zealand’s Biological Heritage Nga Koiora Tuku Iho, is to receive funding of $25.8 million over five years for research to protect and manage the country’s biodiversity, improve biosecurity and enhance resilience to harmful organisms. 262 more words

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The knowledge economy needs investment in brainfrastructure

This week has seen me taking my rapidly evolving personality cult on the road to Canberra and Sydney, ostensibly to sell Crowd funding for academic research. 616 more words

Crowd funding with an old Mcd's #ISEE-3 #CrowdFunding

Can I get fries and a drink with that? An old abandoned McDonalds in California is the latest site of a crowd funding science success. Using public donations, the team have scrambled together equipment to communicate with an another old abandoned facility- ISEE3- a NASA observatory. 361 more words

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