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Panel Calls for More Science Funding to Preserve U.S. Prestige

Science  21 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5747, pp. 423
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5747.423

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Last week, a National Academies panel delivered a dire warning to Congress: Give science an extra $10 billion annually, or watch jobs and national status disappear to Asia. Many people may agree with the message, but details of the panel's ambitious prescriptions are already drawing criticism.