Federal Study Blows Up Green Claim That Fracking Poisons Water

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
A WPX Energy natural gas drilling rig north of Parachute, Colorado, December 9, 2014. The economy of Parachute, with a current population of approximately 1000 people, was devastated when thousands of workers lost their jobs on "Black Sunday" in 1982, after Exxon terminated the Colony Shale Oil Project. The current rise of hydraulic fracking in natural gas retrieval has given a cautious hope to the town's inhabitants, who know market demand and price can effect their local economy. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

The study was entirely funded by the National Science Foundation.

Scientists Find Building Block Of Life In Interstellar Space

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
black hole space cosmic nothingess (Shutterstock/muratart)

The discovery could mean that organic molecules are more common in the universe than scientists thought.

Feds Spend $507,132 Studying The 'Asian Ethnic Hierarchy'

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ethan Barton
Asian students [Vitchanan Photography/Shutterstock]

‘Never before has a survey focused on how Asian ethnic groups view each other.’

NASA Announces $8 Million Grant To Answer One Of Life's Most Basic Questions

Daily Caller News Foundation | Thomas Phippen
DNA strand /SHUTTERSTOCK

In the beginning…

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’