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THE VALUE OF "BLUE-SKY RESEARCH" by TASNEEM ZEHRA HUSAIN

Posted October 22, 2014 by Mara Brandsdorfer
Only the Longest Threads

This article was originally published at 3QuarksDaily.com.   Upon winning the Nobel Prize, Peter Higgs expressed a hope that, “This recognition of fundamental science will help raise awareness of the value of blue-sky research.” By this, he means curiosity-driven research, with no definite goal, no expectation of a practical outcome, research... [Details]