Researchers to scan social media use during disasters

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Ohio-based Kent State University $300,000 grant to study public responses to disaster warnings and alerts across social media.

Pebble-sized particles near Orion Nebula may kick start planet formation
Pebble-sized particles near Orion Nebula may kick start planet formation

Astronomers have recently discovered that pebble-sized particles near Orion Nebula may kick start formation of planet.

Indian-origin biophysicist wins prestigious US grant

A high-risk brain research by Indian-origin biophysicist Partha Mitra from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York has won a crucial grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Most Americans don`t know that Earth circles Sun: Poll

Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

US to offload 10 telescopes, astronomers worried

The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent US government agency responsible to promote science and engineering - is looking for partners to take over its share of operations for 10 telescopes.

No poison found after scare at US naval mailroom

The Pentagon said a suspicious substance in a US naval mailroom near Washington turned out to be harmless.

Indian-American professor indicted for fraud

Indian-American professor at USA’s Morgan State University was indicted by a federal grand jury in a fraud at the National Science Foundation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding.