Scienceogram UK

Making sense of science spending

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Science is woefully underfunded compared to the scale of the problems it’s trying to solve.

From health, to energy, to blue-skies research, science is trying to tackle the biggest challenges facing humanity. We wanted to know how the investment we’re making in science stacked up against those challenges, so we created the Scienceogram to make sense of our spending against the personal economic or human cost of the problems it’s trying to tackle—and it looks like our miniscule spending on science doesn’t make sense at all.