Many, but not all, medical researchers say the material is vital for investigating how the virus affects infants’ brains while still in the womb.
Stephen P. Welby, the new assistant secretary for research and engineering, says the Defense Department wants to build more relationships "with smart folks who are thinking about the future," including campus scientists.
New studies argue that much research on educational outcomes fails to fully account for students’ predispositions or the risks of too much of a good thing.
David Broockman and Joshua Kalla exposed major flaws in a celebrated piece of political-science research. Their new paper builds on that debunked project — but this time, they say, the data are real.
Some observers have worried that states’ efforts to make colleges more efficient could box out less-advantaged students. New research suggests they may be right.
The jury sided with the surgeon, who argued that his use of the unapproved device in patients was allowed under federal rules.
Wei-Hock (Willie) Soon traded on connections to Harvard and the Smithsonian while failing to disclose that energy companies had supported his research on global warming. The institutions say there’s only so much they can do to keep it from happening again.
No major funding, no chance at becoming a full professor, right? Now that there’s less federal money to go around, that’s no longer the case.
Jim Vander Putten sought to expose the dissemination of bad research, but his own university says he committed misconduct. His unusual case highlights questions about institutional review boards and the judgments they make.
No pollsters saw Bernie Sanders’s upset of Hillary Clinton in the state’s Democratic primary coming. John Della Volpe, director of polling at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, explains why polling doesn’t seem to improve over time.
Many were surprised that the legendary musician chose to leave his material in a state that does not figure prominently in his past. But the deal was more than a year in the making.
Two new papers argue that fears about the replicability of scientific research might be overstated. They won’t close the book on the matter, though.
Less than a third of studies completed at major academic centers yield published results within two years, an analysis shows.
The stunning announcement that researchers had detected gravitational waves threw the scientific world into a frenzy on Thursday. At the center of it was one journal and an editor.
The university's teaching hospital and its chief of cardiac surgery remain as defendants in a lawsuit that alleges a lack of informed consent.
Marc Edwards, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, has become something of a folk hero for his role in identifying lead in the city’s water. But he says he takes no pleasure in the attention. Instead he worries that university research is "no longer deserving of the public trust."
The social network for sharing academic papers says the idea is just under consideration, not a done deal, but the critics have responded with outrage on Twitter.
Government structures for financing science may make sense for reasons of professional development, but they're not necessarily built for optimal problem-solving. New ideas might change that.