Australia relies on Indigenous people to meet our conservation goals, but they're short-changed by federal funding.
If undocumented immigrants choose not to fill out the questionnaire, then the official population of several states would deflate, costing them House seats and federal funding.
An Obama administration veteran offers some insights from his experience about driving massive increases in clean energy.
Lots of academic scientists collaborate with federal employees and resources on their research projects. And at the moment they can't. A climatologist explains the bind they're in.
Yet the money spent on student loans, Pell Grants and funding for research is not generally keeping pace with the demand for higher ed.
Basic research can be easy to mock as pointless and wasteful of resources. But it's very often the foundation for future innovation – even in ways the original scientists couldn't have imagined.