Investment in science

On Monday Obama delivered this speech, stating that “Science is more essential for our prosperity, our security, our health, our environment and our quality of life than it has ever been before.” He said his administration would double the budgets of key agencies, including the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and pursue the goal of cutting carbon pollution by 80% by 2050. “Energy is our big project,” he said. “My recovery plan provides the incentives to double our nation’s capacity to generate renewable energy... Read The Rest →

Discovery, discovery, discovery

‘This is the story of Rarg – a world of peace and tranquility. A world so perfect that the sun never rose until it was absolutely sure everybody was awake. Their vast library is filled with books, documenting the revelations of generations. For they discovered simply for the sake of discovery. So everybody was happy. The senator was never happier than when he was discovering new forms of happiness. Every day discoveries were made, some were large, some were tiny, and some discoveries had to be seen to be believed.’... Read The Rest →

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