Trump’s budget slashes basic science research while boosting space, AI

Trump’s budget slashes basic science research while boosting space, AI

The 2021 budget request to Congress calls for deep cuts to R&D spending at major science agencies. At the same time it proposes to put more money into a handful of areas—notably AI and quantum information science. Funds for National Institutes of Health have been slashed by 7%, for NSF 6%, and DOE’s Office of Science will have to bear a reduction of 17% of funds.

Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 3 months

sad. he cut research on trans gender sea turtles

porcus 3 months

The US needs more nuclear power; this is a good thing for many reasons. Cutting back on some of the basic science is acceptable to me since the budget increases research into quantum computing and AI by a significant amount; those are areas we do not want to lag in.

Apache helicopter
Apache helicopter 3 months

basic science as in gender studies and climate change? hold my vase of tears!

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

Yeah I'm good with this.

Voice of Reason
Voice of Reason 3 months

Good thing Congress can simply ignore his budget proposal then.

Jon 3 months


T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 3 months

Is this the same kind of science that tells people there are infinite number of gender identities? Yeah, shut it down.

SomeGuyWhoDoesThings 3 months

With how many government agencies write up bullshit and propose asinine regulations to justify their own existence, I’m glad to see the president proposing budget cuts like this...

TehChuckles 3 months

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