Science wins reprieve in US budget deal
Congress gives National Institutes of Health a big boost and avoids cuts to research agencies sought by Trump.

Funding for US science agencies will stay flat or even increase over the next several months, under a US$1-trillion spending deal announced on 30 April. The plan devised by Congress, which covers the remainder of the 2017 budget year, avoids the sharp cuts to science proposed by US President Donald Trump.

The biggest winner is the National Institutes of Health (NIH), whose budget would rise by $2 billion compared to the 2016 level, for a total of $34 billion. The National Science Foundation would remain steady at just under $7.5 billion, while NASA’s budget would rise by about 2%, to $19.7 billion. And the Environmental Protection Agency, which Trump wants to cut by 31% in fiscal year 2018, would receive roughly $8.1 billion, a decrease of about 1% from 2016.

“From our perspective this is a great package, so we can put [fiscal year 2017] behind us and move on with our lives,” says Jennifer Zeitzer, director of legislative relations at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in Rockville, Maryland.

But that does not mean that scientists can breathe easy just yet: the largely positive 2017 deal does not necessarily indicate how Congress will handle funding for 2018, says Michael Lubell, a physicist at City College of CUNY in New York City. Lawmakers “have a year to fall in line [with the president] if they want to”, he says.

Trump’s 2018 budget request, released in March, seeks an 18% cut for the NIH and a 5.6% cut to the Department of Energy. It also proposes to eliminate the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which funds high-risk, high-reward research, along with a global-health research centre at the NIH and the Sea Grant education and research programme at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Hey everyone!! This is my first follow forever! I just wanted to say thank you to every single one of you that made my time here wonderful! If I missed anyone I am so sorry and I love you! You are all lovely and beautiful

I wanna say a special thanks to these three girls here they are the best and I love them so much and they mean so much to me! Thank you <3!

Amy, Krista & Kylie 



















niamfornia, niuhlsnuiall

O - S 





stophaz,  stripsliamstrutliamstylesasfucksugarperriessurelyniallsuspenderlouis, 

T - Z 



zaynmasikzaynrocksmyworldzaynspankzenfordsziampalaziamyumzourre,  zuorrys 



okay hi guys i’ve never done anything like this before and i wanted to make my first one really special and long

high quality blogs that may or may not follow me are bolded

my friends will be italicized 

sorry in advance for all those who didn’t make it


17black-78 // 5secsofstupidbands // 5sospenises // 5sosreject // 5sossausages // 5sos-unoffical // 50shadesofcliffxrd // 8bitclifford //  


acciostylinson // acidcxlum // acoustic-cal // acoustictommo // adamhxnn // alltimeodd // alostandlonelygirl // altoowhale// andrewquo // antihemmo // ashton2k14 // ashtonirwn // ashtonhasmyheart // ashtonperfectirwin // ashtrocious // assston // aqua-aqua-aqua // aquajoggers // ayshton // 


bastille // bellhaz // bewbies // bigbootyhood // birdsnotbeards // bitchaz // bitchmtv // blacbirdfly // blamecalum // blizzardnarry // blow5sos // blowingzouis // boomchickalou // bootical // 


caffeluke // calmhazza // calumblonde // calumbutt // calumoxide // calumsdino // calumfood // calumslapsmybass // calumthmashood // caluminatii // calsbutt // candycanecliff // candymuke // cheekymuke // chickenlougget // chillharry // christmash // chrstmasmuke // clemminqs // cliffophobic // cliffordmas // cliffordsgrinch // clifforonipizza // cliffovans // clififord // coldanditswinter // comfortcal // crazymofas // cthmas // cudddlycalum // cuddlebughood // cuddleclifford // curlyyhaz // curvycurlyharry // cutelucas //


dadcalum // dammitharrehh // danielsflint // dankmichael // datestomlinson // despicble // dimplehemmings // dipdiedclifford // 

elghtteen // entirelymyownworld // everclifford // excusemestyles // explicitboys // explicitluke //


fabulouls // fake-mermaid // fallenforbands // fedorasandflannels // fedoraash // feelszarry // fivesource // fkclou // fkncalum // flaminglou // flamingtomlinson // flawlesswitch // flechter // fletcherirwin // footballuke // forirwin // fountainsofzayn // fratboycalumhood // frostienjh // frostliam // frostytheirwin // fuckinqash // fuckingmichael // fukswithniall // fuuckpayno // fvckniallers // fxlxhee // 


girlalmihgty // glrlalmightys // goldhemmings // gordonspunk // gotdamnstyles // greenlght // guitarst // 


hackjemmings // halfsleeper // hamishwatson // happilyirish // happilyvogue // harrycame // harrysdominant // harrysgotnocontrol // harrystuhls // harrystylicks // harrysxoxo // harrytonlinson // harrywantsababy // hazzcurls // hazzzlou // he1975 // helladirections // hemmings-alltheway // hemmingslip // hemmingsismypenguin // hemmo-butt // hemmoan // hemmosconda // hemmosource // heyhary // hiashtonirwin // hipsterpls // hogwartzlou // holiday-hemmings // hollyzen // hoodelves // horangelic // horanslove // hot-damn-lucas // houseyoubuilt // hsaesthetic // 


ideksos // ihemmingsluke // im-alice-stuck-in-band-land // imsodonewith5sos // insidethehood-lum // irwah // irweed // irwiggle // irwincasualty // irwins-secret // irwinty // its-not-freedom–its-freestyle // itschristmash // itsgottabelou //

jinglebelltyler // jinglebellvevo // jinglehemm // 

katara // kingoftheniall // kissinglucas // kittenmichael // kittenmichael5sos // kissing-clifford // kooksvevo // 


lashtonpunk // laughingstylan // leedsboyfriends // leeroythechoreographerr // leisuringlukemas // lershtxn // liamscape // lipbiteluke // lmaoheart // loues // lourryalmighty // lourrys-love // lrwinsos // lubelou // lukecliffords // lukedearest // lukeisntvanilla // lukeisweak // lukes-penguinn // lukechristmas // lukesextme // lukesheartbreak // lukeshm // lukey


mashcake-girl // mashtmallow // merry-clemmings // merrymike // michacl // michaelgstyles // michaelsgclifford // miguelclifford // mikey5sos // mikeymerry // misfithood // misteloutoe // mistlemukes // mittenslouis // merrytomlinson // modestmgmtofficial // mr-mosebae // mtvgeneration // mukenority// mukesofhazzard // mukesweater // mullingarireland // mullingarmunchkin // 


narrysos // narrywinks // niallersleprechaunlady // niallsalarrie // nineteenagedirtbagssavedmylife // nouistella // novembers17th // nsfwlarry // nymphoniall // 

ohcalum // ohemmoh // ohyoukn0w // ofdvergent // officialcalumthomashood // officialmichaelclifford // ofteacups // omgcal // owharold //


pantlesslucas // parksndirection // parmahamwithhomemademash // peanutniall // peppermintlourry // piercedlukes // pinchingharrysbum // playboyliam // pocketcalum // poutymikey // powerpuft // punkbonny // punkerror // punkingout // punkkhemmings // punkmicheal // queeresistible // rainymist // rescuemelucas // ridicalum // rockitrocket // rudolphclifford // rudolphzain // 


santa-ashton // santababies // santababylukey // se7enteenblack // seriousluke // shadesocool // shailenezs // shesnotreadingboooks // shitscal // shoreride // shut-up-its-yaoi-time // simmerdwn // sinkingwiththelarryship // skankniall // slaughterhousezayn // sleepkink // sleighbellouis // sleighcliffords // slut4cal // smashitintheash // smullingar // snowglobelouis // snowinghazza // snowyzaynie // socialcalumties // softcal // standingrightinfrontofyou // stokholmsyndromeaf // stopirwin // stopitcalum // stonedcashton // suckmydicksanta // supercalums // sweaterpawslukey // 


teamcalum // thnksfrclmhd // thominhood // thirstycurls // thrstyharry // toffeenuthemmings // tomlinlson // tomlinsonshutup // tommoisboss // tommosblog // tommosloueh // topcal // turndownformikey // 

underashton // unearthlyharry // unorthodoxings // unwrapmichael // urlovelikeasong // uzayn // 

v0odoo-doll // wastedcal // we-re-so-disconnected // wearethewildyouthxx // weepyhxllows // weirdlucas // welingtonvideo // wiggleitlou // whereewegoingtodaymark // whiteeskimo // whitelght // wintertimeash // wintryhemmings // xmashlight // xmastreeluke // 

yearninforirwin // yeet5sos // zarrydreamboat // zaynflirt // zerrrrrie // zeysus //


this year is dedicated to fiftyshadesofoh, one of my greatest friends, and one of the most beautiful people on the planet. God bless your soul and may you rest in peace, beth. i miss you.

hiiii okay so the first thing I wanna say is thank you so much to every single one of you for following me - I’ve only had this blog for like 5 months and I never expected to make so many amazing friends and I never expected this many people to follow me or even check out my blog but yeah I love you all. So here goes, this is my follow forever - if you’re not on here pls don’t get offended, I follow over 800 blogs and you’re all amazing. I’ve basically included my favourites who are either mutuals or people I admire from afar. If you think I forgot you I probably did tbh since this has taken me hours, people have changed their urls and I had to go through all the blogs I follow to make this. So if you’re not here I still absolutely love you.

(I was going to bold some of my favourites but I’m doing this on mobile so I couldn’t but I’ve included a little something for a few of my absolute favourites)

Bri ( calumhoods-almond ) - you are my ultimate bae and I love you. You’re hilarious and we’re so similar it’s creepy. You’re a great advice-giver and I feel like you’re my big sister even though you’re a year younger than me. I’m just so glad we met and I just rly love you okay

Mia ( 5-secondsof-turtles / fairyprincessmuke ) - you were my first tumblr friend eeee and I feel like I’ve known you for years. You’re so funny and talented with all your band stuff it makes me jealous but yeah ily

Nic ( greenshxt ) - you were my first British friend on tumblr which is so weird because everyone seems to be from the u.s. You’re so so so lovely and I love talking to you because you’re so genuine and fun. ily

Shawna (bulletproofirwin) - you’re so lovely and I love how we can just talk about anything and tell each other our stories and problems (even though tumblr sometimes messes up and our messages don’t send) but yeah you’re so great ily

Beth ( cherry-clifford ) - we only started talking like a month ago but you’re so so nice and we snapchat all the time and you’re just a great friend ily

Those are my favourite peeps but here’s the rest of my follow forever - enjoy.


5sosaffair 5secondsofsummer-fanpage 5soslovefam 5sos-memories


accioirwins adorescalumh asdfghjkl5sosandbands ash-irwiener ashtonhasmyheart ashtonirwins-crotch ashtonperwin ashtonpleasestop ashtraliangiggle ashttun asylumluke backseatofthetourbus banding-since-birth banginghoranbang bigbootyhood bigbootyirwin blamecalum bonanasnbandanas calfromyoutube calpalukey calsgang calumfood calumhoodstuff champagnemichael cheekymuke cliffordthebigredfuckboy clinicalum cutiehazza damncal damndatash darkzayns dashinglou drflucasthepenguin drflukeslipring


excuseyoucal f-ashton-ista fellacal fightmecalum fivesource flechter fuckablestyles fuckyou-ash goldhemmings got1daf gottabestyles greenlght happyzayns haroldless haroldsdimps harrystuhls hazzzlou heartbreakirwin heartbrakegirl hemmingshtml hemmo-xx hemmomermaid hemmosconda hemmosource hollamike hoodolicious hotdamn5sos http-hood


i-swear-im-punk-rock ifyoudcntknow internashton irwinfocus irwinoel irwinsecure irwinsideyou itschristmash kinkyclifford kisshemmo kissinglukesneck larryindecember liamskryptonite liamteddybear lippyringluke lmaomalum longvvayhohohome losthemmos loudons louisbirdy lovinmesomeluke lubelou luckyhemmngs lukehemmosbae lukeisapenquin lukeismysun lukenutella


malikmyhoodbabe mashtmallow merry-cliffmash merrychristmuke mikeycliffordaf mikeyseyebrowring mikeykink mikeysucks mr-styles mukenope muke-puke mukesweater narrys-hugs niallhoraffairoflilcraics ohcalum ohemmoh piercedlukes pikalashton pikashton polaroidhemmoh popcornlukey prxncessmuke punkhemmoh punkmicheal


reindeeirwin ridicalum rudolphzain seasoncal slut4cal smallathenuhbug snapbckmichael stonedcashton stopitcalum stylesasfuck stylishhazz teenagedfricks thesebandsgivemechestpain tragicthrills turndownformikey


v0odoo-doll veinmichael weare-fireproof weenielucas wrappedaroundmikey xmashlight zaynisgod

So yeah those are all my favourites and lastly I wanna say a huge thank you to two more blogs who will never follow me but I really love…

5sos-official and onedirection (hehe they really mean the world)

So that’s it - I wanna say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody (and if you don’t celebrate either of those, have an excellent next few weeks) I love you all

(p.s credit to the person who made the picture in the background, I just added the writing)