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Latest Cuts Send Universities Reeling

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Science  20 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5602, pp. 2305
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5602.2305a

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A rapidly ballooning budget deficit is forcing California to make substantial cuts in state-funded science programs. The reductions affect facilities used by a global community of researchers, from astronomical observatories to oceanographic collections. And the bad news is expected to get worse.