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Europe may soon be facing a shortage of scientists, reports Scientific Blogging. As not enough young people are going into the sciences or mathematics, a group of European education ministries, large companies, and the European Commission have begun a program called InGenious that aims to show young people that having scientific skills can help them get a job, to encourage women and minorities to study science, and to show how science can affect people's lives.

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