Opinion

We need a return to funding basic research

Scientific breakthroughs have invariably started in what a bean-counter might dismiss as wool-gathering.

Great scientists, like Albert Einstein, left, and Alexander Graham Bell, tend to be interested in the world of the mind, not how to mine the world, writes Elizabeth May.Orren Jack Turner photo courtesy of Library of Congress, Moffett Studio photo courtesy of Library and Archives Canada

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 AM

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