A Plea

More than 450 researchers from across the US and around the world have signed a letter to the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee of the US Senate to ask that they sufficiently fund the country's scientific endeavors. As posted in the Cosmic Variance blog, researchers from California to China say that cutting science budgets would have a big impact on the both the long- and short-term competitiveness of the US.

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