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Scientists Blast Budgetary Bad News

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Science  04 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5591, pp. 37
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5591.37a

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PARIS-- Last week the French government unveiled competing versions of its civil R&D budget for 2003. According to the Finance Ministry, the budget would shrink by 0.8%, whereas the Research Ministry has it rising by 1.4%. Researchers are up in arms over the bizarre budgetary duet.