Most of the National Science Foundation's $3 billion from the stimulus package has been distributed, but hardly any of it has been spent
To help boost the physical--and financial--health of Americans, the stimulus bill sent more than $122 billion to Health and Human Services. How much of that is helping to minimize visits to--and dollars spent on--the doctor?...
From building robotic bees to studying real mosquitoes, these researchers were able to pursue their scientific dreams thanks to being banked by 2009 economic recovery act funding
Energizing Energy: How the Stimulus Bill Has Ignited Innovation in the Renewables Sector--A Q&A
Matt Rogers of the Department of Energy discusses how $36.7 billion from the Recovery Act is helping to define the future of green power--and the agency itself
Stimulus Appears to Be Sparking Alt-Energy Revival
But clean-tech still must clear the hurdle of a frozen credit market
The Costs of Expanding the Government's Economic Role [Extended version]
Obama's reexpansion of the government's economic role is vital--and we will have to pay for it
Stimulus bill includes funding to compare drugs and treatments
Comparatively Easy: Why Research Is Needed for Health Care Reform
Weighing the risks and benefits of medical procedures is unquestionably a good thing
Salt marsh mouse: An endangered species becomes a stimulus scapegoat
The salt marsh harvest mouse ( Reithrodontomys raviventris ) has been on the Endangered Species List since 1970. So why, after all of this time, has it gotten so much media attention in the last few weeks?...
Will Federal Stimulus Money Spark a High-Speed Rail Renaissance in the U.S.?
The drive for energy conservation coupled with the recession has the U.S. switching policy tracks with its push to develop a high-speed rail transportation network. But does it have enough engineering expertise to do it right?...
Boobs at Work: Surfing Porn on the Public's Time
A humorous review of unacceptable ways to waste time on the job
Measuring Up: New NIST Director, Plus Big Budget Put Measurement Science in Public Eye
With $610 million in economic stimulus money added to his budget, Patrick Gallagher is preparing the nation's standards and measures agency for prime time
Will Electronic Medical Records Improve Health Care?
Some see electronic health records as little more than disjointed data, whereas others see potential to improve health care, identify trends and stop outbreaks
Will broadband investment in stimulus package work without tax credits?
Should we spend stimulus money keeping Florida cool?
With $5 billion in stimulus money going to weatherize homes, The New York Times is asking how much of that is pork.
Since the 1970s, the federal government has provided funding to help low-income residents keep heating bills down by plugging holes and beefing up insulation. The winterizing program makes both economic and ecological sense, considering that heating an average house costs $1,188 per year and, nationwide, heating sends 358 million metric tons of climate-warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere...
How Obama Can Boost the Economy by Investing in Science
The right investments could help restore the nation's economic strength and environmental sustainability
Needed: A Fiscal Framework—Not a Stimulus [Extended version]
Rather than arguing about the value of taxes or spending, economic planners need to take a systematic long view
Stimulus Funds for Science Raise Concern about Misconduct
About $31 billion in stimulus funds will go to science. Can watchdogs keep track of those funds?