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A trio of science communicators from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Life Sciences Communication were recently awarded $576,061 by the National Science Foundation to help them “combat science-related misinformation and misperceptions” in black communities. Read more
The best international scientists are being deterred from heading to the UK due to a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) vetting scheme that is leaving researchers in limbo for months, the Royal Society has warned. Read more
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All researchers seeking grants through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science will soon be required to submit a diversity, equity and inclusion plan to receive funding, the agency recently announced. Read more
Researchers have grown brain cells in a lab that have learned to play the 1970s tennis-like video game, Pong. Read more
Trailblazers of a molecule linking technique honoured, including one who becomes a laureate for the second time Read more
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has gone to Sweden's Svante Paabo for his work on human evolution. Read more
Asian research powerhouses will introduce open-access mandates within the next “two to three” years, experts have predicted, in the wake of last month’s landmark order by the Biden administration. Read more
White House mandates free, immediate public access to government-funded research. Many open-access advocates celebrate the decision, but some scholars wonder who will fund the policy. Read more