The federal government once again blew up dummies on the National Mall to warn the public of the dangers of sparklers and fireworks, spending over $25,000 in the process.
Democratic members of Congress want taxpayers to subsidize their housing, signing onto legislation that would allow them to deduct living expenses for members of the House of Representatives.
The State Department is spending over $1.2 million on a “Go Viral” festival in Kazakhstan.
The U.S. embassy and consulate in Kazakhstan released a funding opportunity last week, seeking applications for a nonprofit to run future festivals and events that are modeled on South by Southwest and TED talks. The most recent festival held over the weekend featured sessions on climate change and “fake news.”
The National Institutes of Health has spent over $1 million training parents how to talk to their kids about sex.
The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $700,000 on a study attempting to use churches to get Latinos to go to the park to work out.
Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee asked the new director of an international cancer research lab to appear before the committee next month to answer questions about what the representatives say are flawed and possibly biased research methods lacking in transparency.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $500,000 for a study that aims to fight obesity by making people take the bus.
The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $350,000 to study what methods of contraception are “sexually acceptable” to women.
Michigan officials this month hope to put the finishing touches on a blueprint for spending hundreds of millions of dollars in surplus revenue, a large chunk of which is expected to go to the state’s neglected roads and bridges.
A recent audit of cybersecurity management for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) strongly criticized the agency for a lack of progress over the last decade in improving cybersecurity, leaving many assets of the space agency open to attack.