Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

Government Science

U.S. Science Agencies Get Some Relief In 2014 Budget 83

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the make-science-not-war dept.
sciencehabit writes "The ghost of former President George W. Bush permeates the 2014 budget that Congress released this week. His presence is good news for physical scientists, but less cheery for biomedical researchers, as Congress reserved some of the biggest spending increases for NASA and the Department of Energy. The National Institutes of Health, meanwhile, got a $1 billion increase that is drawing mixed reviews from research advocates."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

U.S. Science Agencies Get Some Relief In 2014 Budget

Comments Filter:
  • Flat is the new up (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Geoffrey.landis (926948) on Wednesday January 15, 2014 @02:36PM (#45967837) Homepage

    Calling it a "spending increase" for NASA is a bit strongly worded. What it is, is that the 2013 sequester is not repeated in the 2014 budget-- it's still a cut from the funding from before the 2013 sequester.

  • Technology (Score:5, Interesting)

    by the eric conspiracy (20178) on Wednesday January 15, 2014 @03:28PM (#45968437)

    Economics tells us that there are only two real things that cause economic growth.

    1. Population growth.
    2. Technological progress.

    We need as much of the latter as possible, and should address that goal with the full intent of the nation starting with generous public support of math and science education as early as possible in the life of our children.

    Furthermore any public constraint or impediment towards that end should be uprooted and eradicated with extreme vigor and prejudice.

    The motivation is nothing short of the survival of the human species.

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.