Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Meryl Comer and Chris Mooney say those worried about mending the economy should consider investing in scientific research. "In a country where 65 percent of the citizens can't name a living scientist and another 18 percent try but get it wrong," Comer and Mooney say that it's a mistake not to ramp up funding for science.

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