AAU publishes its 4th volume of the Scientific Enquirer, which includes stories about investments in funny sounding science that result in a big return for society.
VOLUME III, JULY 2011 Scientific research grants have often been a target for those hoping to gain quick political points by exposing “wasteful” government spending. With their sometimes obscure subjects (e.g., fruit flies, worms, zebrafish, rats, yeast) and odd-sounding titles, research projects are easy to pick on. O
VOLUME II, MARCH 2011 SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRER Fruit Flies, Worms, and Zebrafish Saving Lives and Taxpayers’ Dollars Studies of animals such as fruit flies, worms, and zebrafish are sometimes targeted as being wasteful of taxpayer dollars. While the study of such animals might sound silly to some, the use of these organisms
Sex and the Screwworm Your tax dollars go to study the sex life of a parasite, congress wants to know why Scientific Enquirer Why Cutting Funding For Funny Sounding Science Isn’t Funny Saves Country Billions! Scientist uses innovative research methods; successfully levitates frog Continues on to prove existence of grap
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