Sequester Cuts Take a Bite out of Science

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Scientific research is “not an activity that you can turn on and off from year to year.” That's according to the former director of the National Institutes of Health, who says last month's budget cuts will be a “disaster” for progress in medicine. Last week, Congress approved major cuts for NASA. What does it all mean for the future of science? Ian Chant is science and technology writer and senior editor at the website Geekosystem.com.

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Guest:
Ian Chant - Geekosystem.com - @ianchant

Host:
Warren Olney

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Kerry Cavanaugh, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal