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Saturday, April 09, 2005

More Beauracracy, Please

How fast can the government respond to scientific studies? Pretty fast, it seems. On page 178 in this week's Science, the results of a large survey of the nation's postdocs is published. One of the conclusions of the study: What really counts is not the money but the [postdoc] experience.

It appears that the government has taken that to heart. The next story (on the same page): IRS Takes Bite out of NIH Fellows' Paychecks. Almost 5000 postoctoral scholars supported by NIH fellowships took a 7.65% pay cut this week...

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