News and Updates

"Reversals of Fortune in House Version of DOE Research Budget"

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"Adelaide scientists on the cusp of a biofuel breakthrough on algal biofuel project in Whyalla"

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"Sequester Cuts to Science Slow Biomedical Research"

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"The Sequester Is Going to Devastate U.S. Science Research for Decades"

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"Pentagon Research Chief: Science Investment Should Be Protected"

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"Prepare Yourself to Talk about Federal Science Funding at Risk"

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"Obama Remains Committed to Science Investment"

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"The Long Shadow of Budget Cuts on U.S. Science Investment"

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"Poll: Many U.S. Voters Have Gloomy View of America's Science Future"

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"Did You See This? Neil DeGrasse Tyson Blows Your Mind"

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"Energy secretary: Money uncertain for MSU project"

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"In era of constrained budgets, basic research remains critical for nation's prosperity."


Federal DOE appropriations and science spending are struggling to maintain levels seen in the 1990's.

"DOE Science Funding Report from Sciencemag.org"


"Economy, lack of engineers could hinder U.S. innovation"


From Dr. Michio Kaku, posted on bigthink.com Aug. 6, 2011.

"Has The Drain of Scientist Caused The US to Lose Its Edge?"


Here is a link to President Ronald Reagan’s April 2, 1988 radio address. It is a full-blown endorsement of the federal role in scientific research and of the need to increase spending on it. Leaving aside the detail, it could have been delivered by Barack Obama.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=35637#axzz1Sm3Qa8oU



Dr. Michael S. Turner spoke today on "Science Friday". Nasa may be losing funding for the Webb telescope project.

http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201107152


This is a really interesting article on how difficult it is to communicate science. It is very in depth and has all sorts of embedded links. It demonstrates clearly what the science community has to overcome in order to move forward.


http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/do-fights-over-climate-comm...


Great article on the innovation and where the U.S. stands globally.


http://blogs.forbes.com/ciocentral/2011/01/20/danger-america-is-losing-i...


This article lays out what we face in terms of cuts.


http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2011-03-02-scienceresearch02_CV_N.htm


It's time to reinvest America. The economies of the future are at stake. Mort Kondrake talks about seed corn.


http://www.rollcall.com/issues/56_90/-203787-1.html


Cause for real alarm. This is what we are talking about. A full frontal assault on science funding and a budget cut back to FYI 2008 levels.


http://aip.org/fyi/2011/049.html


Everybody should understand this issue in it's complexity. AS Dr. Tyson put it, there has to be a landing space for students coming out of the pipeline for the pipeline to exist, it's not just an education issue. Mandatory reading for science advocates.


http://www.rollcall.com/features/Outlook_Innovation/outlook/-204733-1.html


"China Beats U S in Reading, Math and Science"

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