Funds Needed

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology warn that declining investment in scientific research is hindering advances in some 15 fields, Reuters reports. They say low funding is holding back fields ranging from agriculture to Alzheimer's disease and from fusion energy to robotics.

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