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Smithsonian Science: Vote of Confidence

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Science  08 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5596, pp. 1157
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5596.1157a

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A year ago, the White House decided that the National Science Foundation (NSF) should manage $35 million of the Smithsonian Institution's research portfolio. But scientists objected, the transfer to NSF was shelved, and last week two national panels concluded that the whole idea was a big mistake.