As the rest of the world becomes participants in the global science community, it is important to keep track of who is doing how much work. In another one of Tyson’s enlightening presentations, he shows a few maps that give you an idea of the productivity of America when it comes to science. Since 2,000, our scientific research has held pace with the rest of the world, but there’s a trend of decreasing progress in our country. The progress trend is by far more indicative than the actual research done. In alignment with the “American way,” I guess we’ll just have to work on it.