Hi everyone! I was reading another thread under Career Guidance and have found the following (credit from @Crass_Oscillator): "China is aggressively attempting to displace the US as the world's scientific superpower, and the US is aggressively attempting to abandon it's scientific superpower status, while Europe seems all but recovered from WWII. ...." My initial thought was that the statement above was an exaggeration (even taking into account the hostility exhibited by members of the recent Trump administration). According to the following Wikipedia article below, it doesn't appear as if the US is particularly sliding that far down in terms of scientific research funding. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_research_and_development_spending I was wondering how the rest of you on PF feels on this regard.