The swift-striking cuts caused by the sequestration and the longer term dwindling of budgets at US science funding agencies are taking a toll, as a majority of US scientists are now receiving less federal funding than they were three years ago, and nearly 20 percent of them are considering seeking science work abroad, Huffington Post's Sam Stein writes.

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