Scientific research grants are sums of money dedicated for equipping scientists with the equipment and manpower for investigating a particular scientific topic. They are typically disbursed to researchers whose ideas and areas of investigations are deemed to be of importance to the progress of society, acquisition of knowledge and powering economic growth. Competitive in nature, … More Small research grants for citizen scientists
Journal impact factor and citations are common metrics for assessing the quality and influence of a published journal article. Specifically, the higher the impact factor of a journal in which an article is published, the better the perceived quality of the article. On the other hand, citations refer to the instances in which a journal … More Article level metrics serve as alternative yardsticks of a journal article’s influence
Nobel Prize is often noted as the highest accolade in natural and economic sciences, but one must not associate prize winning work as the defining chapter in human knowledge and literacy. Awarded in the areas of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, peace, economic sciences and literature, it celebrates work in exploration of the natural world … More What does a Nobel Prize look for?
Oceans absorb some of the carbon dioxide and heat released by human activities, such as fossil fuel combustion for energy production and derivation of petrochemical products useful in many aspects of daily life. Specifically, carbon dioxide dissolves in water to form carbonic acid, a weak acid that increases the acidity of ocean water. Increase in … More Absorption of carbon dioxide and heat by the oceans, but would that be enough?
Higgs boson was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider located at the border between Switzerland and France, which delivered the most important theoretical validation underlying the basis for the funding and construction of the collider itself. Fitting in at the 125 GeV (eV: electronvolt) void in the Standard Model for Particle Physics, the search for … More Importance of theory and simulation in laying the case for building large colliders for multinational particle physics experiments