Fundamentals of Scientific Research

Scientists are not immune to interpreting evidence, at least initially, through the lens of prevailing ideas and their preconceived notions. Accumulating evidence from experiments & observations conducted by third parties ultimately separates truth from fiction.

Trouble at the lab

A crisis of perception

Everything is a remix

The myth of basic science

What is academic research?

Physics discoveries made in 2014

How to cultivate the art of serendipity

Does big money equal better science?

Artificial intelligence replaces physicists

Science 2.0: great new tool, or great risk?

How to predict the progress of technology

Science stands at heart of sustainable future

How to turn innovation from theory into reality         

How much should expectations drive science?

Accelerating science: a computing research agenda 

Clickstream data yields high-resolution maps of science

Convergence research - facilitating transdisciplinary integration

Disruptioneering: streamlining the process of scientific discovery

Laser experiments mimic cosmic explosions and planetary cores

Failure does not matter. Success matters - interview with Vinod Koshla

Computer aided discovery: toward scientific insight generation with machine support    

New international grants program jump-starts research to ensure AI remains beneficial

National R&D issues:

Who are the top innovators?

National R&D spending statistics

How effective are R&D tax incentives? 

Asian economies now perfrom a larger share than US of global R&D 

Collective allocation of science funding: from funding agencies to scientific agency

USA:

Why Google doesn't have a research lab

Celebrating 30 years anniversary of NCSA

The real difference between Google and Apple

NASA Start-Up: NASA's technolgy tranfer program

11 ways the US Government shutdown affects science

US National Academies releases sweeping review of research misconduct and 'detrimental' practices

Europe:

Horizon 2020 success rates slide towards 12%

New project to map Europe's research infrastructures

Database to chart Europe's existing research capacities

China:   

China's rise in science grabs media attention

China top innovator with one million patent requests in year

Japan:

Japan's Core Research  for Evolutionary Science and Technology (CREST)

Australia:

CSIRO scientists forced to wear dollar blinkers

Africa:

African governments must urgently invest in science and research