Shutdown Spreading

As the US federal government shutdown drags on, more parts of the government are affected as funding dwindles. The national laboratories, which are run by subcontractors, are now preparing to close as their Department of Energy funding runs out, the Nature News Blog reports.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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