Charitable giving and government aid can shortchange disasters that follow other disasters.
A new study connects the dots between published science and patented innovations, mapping just how society benefits from basic scientific research.
Research dollars don't stay locked up in academia and government labs. R&D collaborations with the private sector are common – and grow the innovation economy.
New treatments and prevention programs have inhibited the spread of HIV/AIDS since June 5, 1981, when the CDC first reported what would become HIV. Here's why it's important not to cut funding now.
In past wars, taxes were increased to cover some of the extra spending. That's not the case for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costs are adding up fast.
The current retirement system is unsustainable. We could learn from the way higher education is funded.
The fact that a university has a surplus doesn't mean it has a profit to be either reinvested or returned to shareholders. Grants, for example, should be spent on the projects they're intended for.
Countries that have similar banking levies have seen them passed on to customers.
The reason for the constant struggle for funding between the states and federal government relates back to the constitution.
What are research dollars actually spent on? Rather than looking at artifacts like publications and patents, a new initiative directly tracks the people and businesses that receive research funding.
Trump is proposing a budget with little substance and filled with politically toxic spending cuts, making it very unlikely to go anywhere, even in a Republican Congress.
The National Endowment for the Arts is on the chopping block...again. But this time, the ideological justifications don't pass muster.
Modern monetary theory is gaining traction in a global economic environment that defies the efforts of policymakers to restore growth.
Scandals, elections, budgets, 2016 had it all. Here's what made news in business and economics.
Beyond debates about the avocado smash generation lies some misnomers on which generation had it better.
The government has agreed to report some budget numbers on a per capita basis. But there's a lot more to do in how we talk about numbers.
President Trump's 2018 budget request cuts funding for NASA Earth observation research and cancels four missions. Weather forecasters, businesses, scientists and the armed forces rely on this data.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is saved - albeit with less money.
With nearly 25 years of uninterrupted economic growth at risk of coming to an end, the new government must make budget repair a priority.
A study estimates that Americans would pay $92 billion yearly in extra taxes to protect national parks. But the Trump Administration's budget calls for cuts.