I've found a way to earn research points the fastest way possible! The only thing you have to have researched is rope! All you do is that all throughout the course of the day, you gather as many grass as possible, then when it hits dusk you head back towards your science machine and make as many rope as possible! Finally you research all of your rope! You'll get 27 points for each rope researched! That's the fastest way that I know how to get research points, if you know a faster way then post a reply!