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After 20 years of trying, researchers have finally convicted massive volcanic eruptions in Siberia as the culprit in...
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A 2-year budget agreement pushes back the threat of sequestration but leaves scientists still wondering how much money...
After a decade away from physics, Robert Laughlin, a Nobel laureate at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California,...
Computer scientists and others have teamed up to persuade the 117 state parties to the Convention on Certain...
The swine flu pandemic of late 2009 had a peculiar aftereffect in parts of Europe: a spike in children being diagnosed...
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White House Nabs Science Money Whiz
20 March 2009 9:15 am
The science wonkocracy knows well the work of Kei Koizumi, Washington, D.C.'s, premier research budget number cruncher. That includes newly confirmed science adviser John Holdren, who's hired Koizumi away from AAAS, which publishes Science.
Yesterday was Koizumi's goodbye party, and the diligent analyst revealed the assignment he first completed when he joined AAAS about 15 years ago. That was to forecast how budget cuts promised in the Contract With America would impact U.S. science. ("He showed it would cut science budgets by 30%, and it made a big splash," said Albert Teich, Koizumi's now former boss.) With President Barack Obama promising—and recently delivering—big boosts to federal science, there's certainly a different trend in the numbers that Koizumi will have to crunch in his new job.