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2010 Science Budget Not Apocalyptic, as Feared

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Science  08 Jan 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5962, pp. 131
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5962.131

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For weeks, Japan's scientific community agonized over spending cuts recommended by a government task force. Now researchers are breathing a sigh of relief: Although some projects will absorb big hits, the new administration's first budget, approved by the Cabinet at the end of December, calls for relatively minor changes in science priorities.