National Science Foundation
Jul 10, 2014 — How should scientists respond to attacks painting their research as silly and wasteful? Commentator Barbara J. King talks with researchers who say it's time to stand up for the value of basic science.
Nov 7, 2012 — Scientists are charged with pushing back the boundaries of ignorance, with exploring nature's unanswered questions. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says the system that allocates funding for research can also limit the range of questions asked by the scientific community.