Scientific Research

New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming

Aug 9, 2017

One of the world's fastest supercomputers has been crunching numbers for science for months but got a formal welcome to its namesake city in Wyoming

Science Says: Gene editing widely used in range of research

Aug 2, 2017

Gene editing, a widely used new tool for research, is getting fresh attention thanks to a successful lab experiment with human embryos

Body farm for researchers and detectives opens near Tampa

May 12, 2017

A "body farm" opens near Tampa, enabling researchers to study how corpses decompose in Florida's climate

SoftBank sinks $500M into UK virtual reality startup

May 12, 2017

A British startup founded five years ago by Cambridge University computer science graduates has received $502 million from a Japanese tech firm to develop large-scale virtual reality projects

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans oppose funding border wall

Apr 6, 2017

Most Americans oppose funding President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research

NOAA's biggest ship comes home after longest voyage

Apr 4, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's largest oceanographic research vessel has returned to its homeport after the longest deployment of any ship in the agency's history

Health groups: Next cure may go undiscovered with Trump cuts

Mar 17, 2017

Health groups say President Donald Trump's proposal to slash funds for the National Institutes of Health would be devastating for research to fight cancer and Alzheimer's, Zika and superbugs and a host of other diseases

Trump budget would force tough choices in disease research

Mar 16, 2017

Health groups say President Donald Trump's proposal to slash funds for the National Institutes of Health would be devastating for patients with all kinds of diseases _ and for jobs

Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending

Mar 16, 2017

President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes billions at a dozen departments to finance a significant increase in the military and a U.S.-Mexico border wall

Senior China government adviser criticizes web censorship

Mar 4, 2017

A senior Chinese government adviser is warning that the country's internet censorship is hampering scientific research and economic development, in a rare public criticism of a sensitive government policy

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