Political Science to be Eliminated from Funding NSF
A majority of funding for political science from the funds of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been nominated by the Congress to remove it. This was done this year in Mach.
A disclosure of the draft of the new US High Quality Research Act has led to an argument across the research community. The reason for this argument is that continuous efforts made by Congress to hinder scientific grant process.
Focusing on short-term economic impact attracts policymakers. The opinion regarding the role of government to finance basic research would be agreed by most of them. This policy was established by the US by setting up the National Science Foundation after the Second World War.
European Research Council (ERC), projects in the social sciences and humanities are treated same as those in physics and engineering, and life sciences. Approximately, 17% of the ERC's total funds are given to the social sciences and humanities. These funds are aimed at cutting-edge projects from economics, public policy, psychology and linguistics related to history, archaeology and research based on art.
An important conference is being held on Monday and Tuesday by Lithuania, which currently holds the EU presidency about "Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities".
French President Emmanuel Macron invited the U.S. President Donald Trump for Bastille Day celebrations. The White House has confirmed that President Trump will be travel to France next for the event.
Global markets registered strong start for the week with oil prices recovering and Italian banks supporting European indices. Italian authorities said that they are ready to spend 17 billion Euros to deal with closure of two big banks in Italy.
An AirAsia flight returned to Perth 90 minutes after takeoff due to single engine failure. The flight for Kuala Lumpur returned due to technical issue and landed safely in Perth at 10 am.
Microsoft has confirmed that some part of Windows 10 source code has leaked online. Some of the leaked source code was posted to Beta Archive this week. Beta Archive website keeps track of Microsoft Windows releases.
Google will stop scanning content of emails in future for serving advertisements to users based on content of their emails. Google has been criticized for this controversial advertising technique by privacy advocates.
Austrian government’s plan to offer Euro 1,000 to migrants to return home has found limited number of takers. As per Interior Ministry data, 427 migrants have accepted the offer.