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Basic Science Research is Critical for the U.S. Wellbeing [from American Association for the Advancement of Science]

“Declining federal spending on basic research has raised the threat of an “innovation deficit” in America at a time when competitors are undertaking ambitious projects in areas such as space exploration, supercomputing, cybersecurity, and plant biology.”

Read this article which features a 2015 MIT report,”The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. Innovation Deficit”.