You are a particle physics researcher. Particle Clicker
is a resource accumulation game in the same mould as Cookie Clicker
- but this time with particle physics research, academics, and funding. Click repeatedly on the Collider to generate data. Turn data into research to gain funding and increase your reputation. Spend your funding on Human Resources and Upgrades - don't forget to buy beer to keep your research students happy, and coffee to keep them awake! [more inside]
ISEE-3 seeks the creator.
ICE/ISEE-3 to return to an Earth no longer capable of speaking to it.
Why particle physics matters
[no pun intended]. Physicists from around the world talk about why
we study the nature of the universe. [via
] [more inside]
An unprecedented five consecutive years of stagnant funding for the National Institutes of Health is putting America at risk
- a few prominent research institutions get together to voice
their concern over flat funding of the National Institutes of Health over the past 5 years, in their report The Broken Pipeline
(pdf). Bloggers comment [1
: one more threat to NASA's pure research funding.
This breaking story brings a new aspect to a complex debate. Reasearchers in a private clinic in the US have created human embryos specifically for the purpose of extracting stem cells
. This seems a good platform on which to discuss the wider issue of the interaction between public/private research funding, technology and life. Here's hoping it won't just end up a pro-life/pro-choice bloodbath.
75% of Americans
favor Government funding of faith-based organizations. However, when asked about specific faiths
, that number drops dramatically to 38% for Buddhist Temples and 29% for the Nation of Islam. So what did they expect, their own religion should get funds, but no others?