As Universities Fend Off Budget Cuts, Some Researchers See Possible Benefits

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Paul Davies of Arizona State U., who attended a recent science-policy forum in New York, said: "The more you spend, the less you think."
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As the federal government veers toward a possible shutdown this week, Republican lawmakers may have found some unexpected support for their quest to cut money for academic research: university researchers.

At a science-policy forum assembled last...

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