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The Guardian wants to know who you think the toughest scientists in the history of research are. Is it Australian doctor Barry Marshall? Marshall drank a Petri dish of Helicobacter pylori in order to prove that the microbes cause peptic ulcers, the Guardian says. Or maybe it was British physician Sir Henry Head? He operated on his own arm in 1908 to show how sensations are affected when peripheral nerves are cut.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

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