The collapse of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was a result of financial neglect – and was a long time coming.
Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet’s geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
Grant abstracts with more words, more complex language and more storytelling tend to earn more money – even if that’s not exactly what funders say they’d want.
Setting aside personal hardships for workers who don’t see a paycheck during the shutdown, the research enterprise itself loses out, too. And unlike back pay, this lost time can never be made up.
The American Sociological Association is starting a conversation to include “public communication” – work often largely ignored – in the assessment of a scholar’s contributions. Why does it matter?
The number of women receiving undergraduate degrees in computer science has plummeted by 40% in the last 20 years. How can this be changed? Ask Maria Klawe.