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Scientific research would take a big hit under Trump's budget — and that's bad for the economy, experts say

Scientific research would take a big hit under Trump's budget — and that's bad for the economy, experts say

How does science fare under President Trump’s proposed budget?

Not too well.

The American Assn. for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) estimated that the budget released Tuesday morning represented a 16.8% decrease in overall funding for scientific research compared with the current budget.

The proposed cuts include:

  • 11% reduction to the National Science Foundation
  • 22% cut to the National Institutes of Health
  • 17% reduction to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science
  • 70% cut to the Energy Department’s energy efficiency and renewable energy research

The White House dubbed the budget proposal “The New...

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