Covid-19: How Unprecedented Data Sharing Has Led to Faster-than-ever Outbreak Research
Advances in gene sequencing have allowed scientists to trace and monitor the COVID-19 pandemic faster than any previous outbreak. However, gaps in our knowledge of how coronaviruses work has made it difficult to understand what makes the new coronavirus special.
NSF Marshals Data Science, Blockchain to Streamline Federal Grant Processing
The National Science Foundation is testing a creative mix of machine learning, blockchain technology and data science to tackle a stubborn challenge: How to better evaluate more than 60,000 grant applications it receives each year.
Savants Ou Militants ? Le Dilemme Des Chercheurs Face à La Crise écologique
Ils signent pétitions et tribunes pour alerter sur le réchauffement climatique et la dégradation de la biodiversité, pourtant, leur incursion dans le débat public n'a rien d'évident. A l'heure des " fake news ", la communauté scientifique questionne le bien-fondé de son engagement.
Tipsheet: Covering the Coronavirus Epidemic Effectively Without Spreading Misinformation - The Open Notebook
The coronavirus epidemic will be one of the most urgent, complex, and quickly moving stories of the year. For anyone reporting on this evolving public health crisis, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Humans Are the Loop: Social Solutions to Technological Challenges
From Siri to autonomous vehicles, the magic of tech innovations are wrought by human ingenuity -- and setting boundaries around these technologies is a social enterprise, with inherently cultural implications.
A Trump Insider Embeds Climate Denial in Scientific Research
An Interior Department official has pressed scientists to include misleading climate language - including debunked claims that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is beneficial - into their work.
One Small Grain of Moon Dust, One Giant Leap for Lunar Studies
Back in 1972, NASA sent their last team of astronauts to the Moon in the Apollo 17 mission. These astronauts brought some of the Moon back to Earth so scientists could continue to study lunar soil in their labs. Since we haven't returned to the Moon in almost 50 years, every lunar sample is precious. We need to make them count for researchers now and in the future. In a new study in Meteoritics & Planetary Science, scientists found a new way to analyze the chemistry of the Moon's soil using a single grain of dust.