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Germany Finally Picks a National Science Academy

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Science  30 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5855, pp. 1367
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5855.1367

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Ending years of discussion, German Science Minister Annette Schavan unexpectedly announced earlier this month that the Leopoldina, founded in 1652 and named after Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, would serve as the new German Academy of Sciences and science adviser to the federal government.