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APS Questions for the Presidential Candidates
APS works on behalf of its members, and the physics community at large, to inform policy leaders about the importance of physics and research funding.
Science and Technology Bear the Brunt of Budget Dysfunction
The House and Senate are on the verge of recessing at the end of September without passing any appropriations bills for the next fiscal year.
The Cato Institute’s Opposing Views on Science Funding Show the Need for Physics Advocacy
At a briefing on Capitol Hill, the Cato Institute made a case against government support for science, but it actually showed why we need to speak out in favor of that funding.
The Open Access Wrecking Ball
In an age of electronic communication, everyone expects to have access to information on the Web instantly and without using a credit card to get it.
Clearer Grant Titles Can Help Ward Off Funding Critics
Grant titles have come under fire from some members of Congress who say the scientists’ research is a waste of taxpayers’ dollars.