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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:12 AM

With the government shutdown, American scientific progress is disrupted - PBS NewsHour

Even scientists who donít work for the government, but receive federal money for research and grants, are among the hundreds of thousands of Americans affected by the government shutdown, now in its 19th day. That means important work and research may be put on hold, or even canceled. William Brangham talks to Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for details.

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Rush Holt:

Well, suppose you have a timed series, and you have to get a sample every week, every month for it to work. Suppose you're doing field study and you're looking at stream creatures when the stream is at a certain level in January.

Suppose you are preparing a space mission, a satellite science mission. You have got a certain launch window.

Suppose you're looking at insects, and you have to look during the week in the year when they mate. You know, if the government is closed that week, and you can't collect the data, that's a problem.

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https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/with-the-government-shutdown-american-scientific-progress-is-disrupted


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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:23 AM

1. Students are also hurt

Most of the day-to-day scientific research done at universities is performed by grad and undergrad students working at low wages. Thousands of them will be hurt by this lunacy.

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 03:23 AM

2. we're all hurt by the Trump-Mitch shutdown

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:40 AM

3. My wife is being affected by this

She works in a university lab, and they were supposed to submit stuff for an NSF grant that is now on hold because there is no one to process it.

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