Obama at the Academy

As our sister news site reported, US President Barack Obama spoke before the National Academy of Sciences yesterday and called for an increase in funding for basic science. Science Insider posted the full text of the speech here in which Obama said that "scientific discovery takes far more than the occasional flash of brilliance – as important as that can be.

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