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Science Research Funding

Where Are the Scientist-Advocates and Civic-Scientists?

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Science
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The flattening in support for biomedical research as well as other research fields in the United States over the last decade is having serious consequences for American science and scientists.

A Big Hole Where a Cliff Used to Be

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 01.22.2013 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Federal funding for research is neither a gift nor a handout to scientists. Instead, it is an investment that pays dividends many times over to the American taxpayer. Will our elected leaders cut the very programs that provide greatest benefit both now and into the future?

Research Down Under

Donald L. Sparks | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Donald L. Sparks

Protecting healthy soil and water resources and reclaiming abused and contaminated resources are essential to ensuring that millions of people alive today, as well as millions yet unborn, will have enough to eat throughout this century. This is not a far-off problem.

Fiscal Cliffhanging

Bill Nye | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Bill Nye

Right away, everyone wants to know what's to be cut. Whatever you all settle on cutting, it should not be science. Investment in science is investment in innovation. New ideas are what keep the U.S. economy driving forward.

How Important Is Long-Term Ecological Research?

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Daniel T. Blumstein

Think about this for a moment: Many baseball players make more than is awarded by a program in the National Science Foundation that gives us the tools and understanding to manage some of humanities' biggest ecological and environmental issues.

We Need a Crash Course in Citizen Science

Stuart Firestein | Posted 05.11.2012 | Science
Stuart Firestein

So what is the way in? How do we get to appreciate and understand and participate in science without having to collect a few PhDs? Though it may seem a curious perspective, I suggest ignorance.