Friday, May 27, 2011

This is NSF, not NIH, but still an important read

A new report issued by the Senate points out research studies and practices that is considers wasteful at NSF. Aside from the typical complaints about unimportant studies (Studying shrimp walking on a treadmill? Pervasive porn watching by NSF employees?- really?) the report also suggests that NSF should abolish its social sciences program entirely.

You can read the entire report here. Though it does mention some major accomplishments using NSF funds, it is mostly shocking in its description of money wasted by NSF. Ladies and gentlemen, your taxpayer dollars at work!

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