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What the Future Holds

Now that US President Barack Obama has won a second term, some are wondering how that second term may affect science budgets.

"Having an Obama administration versus a Romney administration may lead to some differences, but for the most part, I think things haven't changed much from where they were a week ago," says Matt Hourihan, the R&D budget and policy program director at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to LiveScience.

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