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Our Age of Discovery

Our seas have been mapped. The planets in our sky have been named and catalogued. The urge to voyage into unknown waters has largely dissipated from the popular imagination. 413 more words

Science

What have the 2016 US presidential candidates had to say about science funding?

It has been almost impossible to escape the primary race here in the US and, as a currently New England residing ’alien’ from the original England, I know it has also had a certain morbid curiosity overseas too. 1,426 more words

Funding Policy

Research funding dries up for Fracking and Water

The impacts of fracking on groundwater is one of the research areas of the  Program on Water Issues (POWI) at University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for Global Affairs, “one of the nation’s most celebrated and effective water study programs ” which brought together Canada’s “best scientists and policy-makers … in an independent, non-partisan forum”.    181 more words

The smoking gun of #SolarFlares @ProfMcAteer

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/seeing-double-nasa-missions-measure-solar-flare-from-2-spots-in-space

How do you observe something so fast, so hot, so dense?

“You have to be watching at the right time, at the right angle, with the right instruments to see a current sheet,” said… 12 more words

Sun

Welcome to the Academics for the Future of Science Blog!

In future posts, we plan to explore aspects of the science funding process, and the effects of funding on scientists and society at large. Stay tuned!

Beware ‘Innovation-Speak’

Matthew Herder wrote a Master’s thesis on Canadian science policy some ten years ago and by the time he was done, he had sworn off the word ‘innovation.’ 931 more words

Law & Policy