Move It Around

While a Senate proposal will shrink the US National Science Foundation's 2012 by $162 million, it may give the agency some flexibility on how to spend that money, reports ScienceInsider. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to allot $6.7 billion to NSF for fiscal year 2012 and the lawmakers are considering allowing NSF to shift $100 million from its research budget to its facilities budget.

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