Feds Spent $35 Million On Weird Research Like Why Primates Love Metallica [VIDEO]

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ethan Barton
James Hetfield of Metallica and a monkey. (L: Reuters/Pilar Olivares; R: Shutterstock/Eric Isselee)

One researcher ‘forced honey bees to sting more than 25 locations on his body from the face to the genitals.’

Peer Reviews For Federal Science Grants Are Basically Useless, Study Says

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ethan Barton
Crazy scientist. Young boy performing experiments. (Shutterstock)

‘A pervasive sense of arbitrariness’

Feds Blow $548,459 To Study 'MICROAGGRESSIONS' Toward Female Engineering Students

Education | Eric Owens
'art' by Eric Owens

‘Subtle yet pervasive stereotypic messages’

This Map Shows Where Zika Virus Could Strike America

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
A woman looks on next to a banner as soldiers and municipal health workers take part in cleaning of the streets, gardens and homes as part of the city's efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The mosquito could range as far north as New York City

Feminist Glacier Guy: You're Not Educated Enough To Understand My Research

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Mountain guide Christian Pletscher walks towards the Aletsch Glacier from the Jungfraufirn Glacier, Switzerland, August 28, 2015. One of Europe's biggest glaciers, the Great Aletsch coils 23 km (14 miles) through the Swiss Alps - and yet this mighty river of ice could almost vanish in the lifetimes of people born today because of climate change. The glacier, 900 metres (2,950 feet) thick at one point, has retreated about 3 km (1.9 miles) since 1870 and that pace is quickening. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

‘People and societies impose their values on glaciers’

University Of Washington Blows Thousands Of Taxpayer Dollars On Custom Snuggies

Daily Caller News Foundation | Blake Neff
Woman in a Snuggie [TotallySketch/YouTube screengrab/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWtL6EWF_kE]

Hey, at least they’re comfy!

Feds Paid $709,000 To Academic Who Studies The Sexism Behind Glaciers

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Mountain guide Christian Pletscher walks towards the Aletsch Glacier from the Jungfraufirn Glacier, Switzerland, August 28, 2015. One of Europe's biggest glaciers, the Great Aletsch coils 23 km (14 miles) through the Swiss Alps - and yet this mighty river of ice could almost vanish in the lifetimes of people born today because of climate change. The glacier, 900 metres (2,950 feet) thick at one point, has retreated about 3 km (1.9 miles) since 1870 and that pace is quickening. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

‘Who knew there was such a thing as ‘feminist glaciology?’

3 Charged With $9 Million Federal Research Fraud

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ethan Barton
Handcuffs (Credit: Victor/Flickr, cropped) https://www.flickr.com/photos/v1ctor/7606416730/

‘As charged, the defendants took money intended to foster innovative research by small businesses, and instead used for their own personal use.’

Here's How Feds Wasted $1.4 Million Studying 'Fictitious' Fishing Towns

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Fishing boats are docked at a harbour as Typhoon Soudelor approaches the northeastern coastal town of Nanfangao in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Academics modeled ‘potential outcomes in two fictitious fishing communities’

Sexual Misconduct Not An Obstacle For US-Funded Researchers

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ethan Barton
L: A doctor looks into a microscope (REUTERS/ Mariana Bazo). R: People count money. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

Sexual misconduct is banned by federal law but that doesn’t mean campus researchers need fear losing billions of U.S. tax dollars in grants.

Obama Will Ask Congress For Billions More To Spend On Global Warming Schemes

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during a bilateral meeting with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

EPA will see a 50% increase in its global warming budget

Feds Keep Secret Instances Of Fake, Plagiarized Science

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ethan Barton
L: A doctor looks into a microscope (REUTERS/ Mariana Bazo). R: People count money. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

National Science Foundation annually awards $7 billion for research, but keeps the requests rejected for plagiarism and fake data secret.

Feds Give Billions To Research Based On 'Falsified Or Fabricated Data'

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ethan Barton
L: A doctor looks into a microscope (REUTERS/ Mariana Bazo). R: People count money. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

‘A significant amount of research misconduct goes undetected.’

Feds Refuse To Release Details On Billions Of Scientific Research, Citing 'Proprietary Info'

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ethan Barton
Beaker and Walter White exchange money for SCIENCE! (Flickr photo courtesy of iGypsyWoman https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)

What’s proprietary about shrimp on treadmills?

Back To The Gym -- Feds Pay For Shrimp To Hit The Treadmills Again!

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ethan Barton
A shrimp running on a treadmill, part of an experiment funded by the National Science Foundation. (Credit: YouTube Screenshot)

‘Shorthand for government waste’

Gov't-Funded Study: Skeptics Are WINNING The Global Warming Debate

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
canada-protest

‘That’s the power of the denial message’

Stanford Employees Padded Their Salaries With $124K From Taxpayers

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Chris Barber, a student at Stanford University, uses a laptop computer as he conducts business from his dorm room in Stanford, California, June 11, 2014. Picture taken June 11, 2014. To match Special Report USA-STARTUPS/STANFORD REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR4HHTW

The audit also found that another $285,000 had been improperly spent.

Bored Antarctic Scientists Binge Drink A Lot

Daily Caller News Foundation | Steve Birr
A helicopter from the Xue Long Chinese icebreaker unloads rescued passengers from the ice-bound Russian ship, Akademik Shokalskiy, in East Antarctica, in this handout courtesy of Fairfax's Australian Antarctic Division

The National Science Foundation may send breathalyzers

Congress Investigates Scientists Wanting To Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science Committee. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

‘IGES appears to be almost fully funded by taxpayer money while simultaneously participating in partisan political activity’

Gov't-Funded Antarctic Researcher Was Using His Lab To Brew Beer

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
A helicopter from the Xue Long Chinese icebreaker unloads rescued passengers from the ice-bound Russian ship, Akademik Shokalskiy, in East Antarctica, in this handout courtesy of Fairfax's Australian Antarctic Division

Auditors found ‘large quantities of bottled beer stored under a desk and in the refrigerator in the science lab’