Why are These Science Funders Interested in Something That Happened Two Billion Years Ago?

Why are These Science Funders Interested in Something That Happened Two Billion Years Ago?

Two funders that focus on basic science are set to delve into life's distant evolutionary past. In the process, they may also shed light on ecological, biological and health issues that are increasingly pressing today.

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Dept. of Big Questions: Millions in Grants Flow to Research the Origins of Life

Dept. of Big Questions: Millions in Grants Flow to Research the Origins of Life

How life springs up from chemical soup is one of the biggest mysteries in science. The Templeton Foundation is one of a couple of funders backing exciting work springing up in related disciplines.

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Vast Wealth, Hidden Foundations: How Much Do We Really Know About Billionaire Donors?

Vast Wealth, Hidden Foundations: How Much Do We Really Know About Billionaire Donors?

News last fall of a hidden $8 billion foundation based offshore in Bermuda underscores just how opaque the world of big philanthropy really is. In a post first published in November, we explore what other surprises might be coming.

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