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Mirage of Big Budget Boost Evaporates

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Science  09 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5545, pp. 1262
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5545.1262a

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- Italian scientists are up in arms over government plans to drastically scale back a promised increase in science funding in 2002. More than 5000 researchers have signed a petition opposing legislation before Parliament that would eliminate all but $200 million of a scheduled $900 million boost.