Every Friday at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! our contributors pass around links to new scientific results, or science-y news, or videos of adorable wildlife, that they’re most likely to bring up while waiting in line for a latte.
From Devin: The National Science Foundation explains broader impacts, the part of NSF grant applications intended to connect basic research with society beyond the lab.
“So many people have interpreted the broader-impacts criterion as requiring something involving K-12 education,” says Cora Marrett, deputy NSF director and former head of NSF’s education directorate. “But that’s not our position at all.”
From Jon: A breast cancer pathologist learns she has breast cancer.
“There’s never a good time to have cancer,” she said. But this was clearly one of the worst. She was working full time, having recently been named director of breast pathology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.