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Science  29 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5893, pp. 1144
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5893.1144b

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Federal support for academic research, in real terms, has dropped for 2 years running, the first-ever consecutive declines in the 35 years of tracking by the U.S. National Science Foundation.