Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

Friday, 8 August 2014

Public funding science

The number and scale of potential research projects tend to exceed the funding available. Increasingly scientists are looking at novel routes to raise money. Some US scientists are using crowdfunding and soliciting private donations to supplement or replace the more traditional funding routes. Scientific philanthropists may like to look at some projects seeking funds on here.

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