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The Relationship Between Basic Research, Innovation, and Economic Success [from Scientific American]

“Basic research helps benefit our wellbeing, the nation’s economic growth, and the creation of jobs. It’s also increasingly inspiring to the public who can now engage with it directly thanks to digital platforms.”

In 2014, Mariette DiChristina, editor-in-chief of Scientific American, offered comments at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, “The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D.” Read her remarks here about why science is important to humanity’s future and well-being.