Roundup 2/19: Too Much to Handle Edition

The University of Sheffield and a research radiologist there are fighting over whether the scientist had permission from her bosses and a drug company to submit her osteoporosis work to a conference this summer.

Calling all chemists, the National Science Foundation needs you. Chemistry funding proposals have shot up 27% over the last year, while the number of chemists willing to review such proposals has been on a slow decline over the last decade. The result has been an increase in the time it takes to review proposals, and an urgent call for help yesterday from NSF's Chemistry Division Director Luis Echegoyen.