U.S. Shutdown Tightens Its Grip on Research

David is a Deputy News Editor specializing in coverage of science policy, energy and the environment.

The second week of the U.S. government shutdown found scientists more worried than ever about its long-term impact on research. Three state-of-the-art radio telescopes were forced to shut down, and the U.S. Antarctic program is hanging by a thread. A prolonged shutdown could also halt the construction of two new observatories being funded by the National Science Foundation.

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