The Facebook co-founder and his physician wife draw praise from Bill Gates, among others, as they outlined plans to tackle big goals and fund research that other grant makers consider too risky.
A handful of researchers have named their recent discoveries for the president. With that decision comes publicity and, for some, regret.
Agricultural researchers — and the companies that support them — say it's time for Congress to boost its investment in their work.
Scholars in the field are holding what’s billed as the first conference of its kind as transgender issues become more mainstream than ever.
Analysts endorsed a measure, called relative citation ratio, that aims to reflect how experts assess the influence of a paper, not just how many people cite it.
The Federal Trade Commission, in its first such foray into scholarly publishing, has filed a civil complaint against one of the largest publishers of online science journals.
If a coherent antiviolence strategy exists, it’s built on two precepts: Think small, and start by creating jobs. Both of those guidelines present researchers with challenges.
Sanjay Srivastava’s assessment of the state of psychology mixes a certain four-letter word and gallows humor with a desire to raise awareness of important research issues in his field.
Hundreds of scientists said the research community isn’t yet ready to release data on a relatively quick turnaround.
This month in Rio de Janeiro, a George Washington University professor and her students will be collecting data on venues, seating, security, and other topics for the International Olympic Committee.
A researcher who shadowed maintenance workers in the dormitories of a large public university found that they often provide mentorship and crisis intervention. He suggests training them to do so better.
For a major cultural force, beer hasn’t faced much serious historical inquiry. But now that the Smithsonian is seeking a scholar in the field, could "beer studies" become a thing?
Student researchers from Penn State arrived at the Republican National Convention expecting chaotic — and perhaps frightening — scenes of activism. Instead they got a lesson in the unpredictability of social-science fieldwork.
How do you edit Barack Obama? The Chronicle spoke to the editor in chief of a journal that published the president’s article on the future of health-care reform on Monday.
Scholars have been studying the role of race in fatal police shootings for decades. Here’s a survey of what they’ve learned.
Experts have long bemoaned the fact that older researchers earn disproportionate funding. A new study suggests they're more likely than their younger colleagues to ask the NIH for money.
A foundational piece of research on microaggressions, cited as a guide by several universities, has surfaced as ammunition in the war over sensitivity in higher education.
Research from Harvard suggests that measuring "reach" — how closely one journal author is connected to others — could be a key factor in career advancement.
In a year when student activists pushed colleges to reconsider racially charged monuments and building names, researchers who investigate campus history have found new momentum.
The state’s Legislature voted on Thursday to create the California Firearm Violence Research Center in the UC system, aimed at "filling the gap" left by restrictions at the federal level.
The health-care industry is turning inside out, forcing some elite institutions to consider whether their once-lucrative medical centers are becoming liabilities.
The demand for new emoji has made the work of the Unicode Consortium, which develops standards for the display of text in software, newly relevant. But has it gotten out of hand?