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.

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Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 3 months

sad. he cut research on trans gender sea turtles

porcus
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
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
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
TehChuckles 3 months

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeKMS62GrTI

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