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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Spending Panels Back Boosts for NSF, NASA, NIST Programs
26 April 2012 2:10 pm
The National Science Foundation and NASA got off to a strong start last week in the annual congressional budget race. Separate spending bills in the House of Representatives and the Senate would spare both agencies from the severe cuts forecast next year for most federal agencies in the wake of last summer's budget agreement between Congress and the White House and a budget resolution approved earlier this month by the House. And while legislators aren't expected to cross the finish line for the 2013 budget until after the November elections, an early lead can't hurt.