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US Shutdown hurting science

John Kerr posted in on October 3rd, 2013.

The Washington Post‘s Joel Achenbach examines how the current US Government is affecting innovation and science in the States (via Stuff.co.nz). An excerpt (read in full here): US shutdown stifling innovation Much of the US government’s sprawling scientific and technological machinery has been turned off and sick people hoping to join clinical trials are being […]

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US R&D tax credit debate – a different story entirely

Peter Griffin posted in on October 28th, 2008.

As Science (subscription required) reported last week, the US Government’s US$700 billion bail-out of the financial sector included a bundle of provisions designed to get the legislation over the line, including an extension of the US research and development tax credit system. There’s been much discussion lately about New Zealand’s 15 per cent R&D tax […]

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