Science Progress reports on two stories from Science and National Geographic that speculate what effect a possible government bailout will have on science funding. The consensus is not good. "The most relevant immediate factor is the fact that the continuing resolution passed by Congress over the weekend will hold all federal funding at current levels until March of next year," says the article.

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