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World-Renowned Arecibo Radio Telescope can't be saved

The world-renowned radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in northern Puerto Rico, now on the brink of collapse, is set to be withdrawn from service, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today.

U.S. and UK join forces in biggest ever Antarctic field campaign

The UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) are getting ready to deploy about 100 scientists to the Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica as part of a five-year study to find out how fast it is melting.

Bill proposed by GOP may slash science funding Special

Washington - The House Science, Space and Technology committee is proposing massive cuts to the National Science Foundation and this has science advocates worried.

Science spending in the U.S. set to remain low

President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 budget asks for a fraction of a percent increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a one percent boost in funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Op-Ed: NSF fails to defend Federal funding for 'Duck Penis' study

Activists of fiscal responsibility have been outraged over the allocation of funds by the National Science Foundation to the study of "duck penis".

Op-Ed: Grant to study sea anemones' venom survives sequester

Washington - Some in government would have us believe the White House cannot find 2.5 percent in budget cuts in order to follow its own sequester guidelines.

Study finds salmon use magnetic fields to find their way home

Long before humans discovered magnetic north and invented the compass, Pacific sockeye salmon were using the Earth’s magnetic fields to guide them back to their home rivers.

U.S. Congress cuts science funding

The deal struck over the U.S. budget may have made the headlines over the protracted negotiations. Now details are emerging about what the deal entails. One of the areas targeted for cuts is scientific research.

Why we pass down genes causing infections and autoimmune diseases

New evidence points to why genes that make us susceptible to infections and autoimmune diseases continue to be passed down instead of being eradicated from the gene pool.

Wear this glove to learn sign language

While perusing the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, Engadget profiled the Institute for Disabilities Research and Training's American Sign Language tutorial that uses AcceleGlove, a sensor-arrayed glove interface for PC, camera and fingers.

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