Patrons of the library at the University of California, Berkeley, and at sister campuses will also get access to an additional 1000 Springer Nature journals. BEN CHU/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM The University of California (UC) system today announced it has signed the biggest open-access (OA) deal in North America with one of the […]

Researchseminars.org serves as a sort of crowdsourced Ticketmaster for science talks. Instead of featuring upcoming shows and concerts, the new site lists more than 1,000 free, upcoming seminars hosted online by more than 115 institutions around the world. Credit: MIT News Despite physical isolation because of the COVID pandemic, MITmathematicians build […]

Reference Article: Facts about Albert Einstein, his life and influence on multiple scientific fields. Portrait of Albert Einstein circa 1939. (Image: © MPI/Getty Images) Albert Einstein is often cited as one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. His work continues to help astronomers study everything from gravitational […]

At a meeting last week, Anna Verghese, director of the Audacious Project, and Chris Anderson, head of the TED group, detailed the fundraising success so far for eight ambitious projects, several of them focused on science. DIAN LOFTON/TED (CC BY-NC-ND) The TED organization, whose slick online video presentations have helped […]

Brazil’s synchrotron light source, Sirius, is scheduled to launch later this year, but 80% of the funds it depends on have been frozen. SEBASTIAO MOREIRA/EPA-EFE/SHUTTERSTOCK SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL—The latest federal budget news coming out of Brasília has Brazilian scientists fearing the worst. On 29 March, faced with a stagnant economy […]

Revolutionary technologies like CRISPR are founded on discoveries uncovered through basic research that attracts very little attention. United Soybean Board/flickr , CC BY In our fast-paced modern world there is an expectation that scientific breakthroughs occur quickly and efficiently. We are bombarded with headlines hyping new findings: Scientists “find cure for cancer which […]

ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES INSTEAD OF FIGURING out how many Pacific hake fishermen can catch sustainably, as his job demands, scientist Ian Taylor is at home with his four-month old daughter, biding his time through the partial government shutdown. Taylor’s task is to assess the size and age of hake and other commercially harvested […]