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USA: dibattito pubblico su progetti scientifici

La rivista Nature dedica uno degli articoli di fondo del numero corrente (7308, 12 agosto 2010) alla relazione presentata il 3 agosto dai senatori repubblicani John McCain (Arizona) e Tom Coburn (Oklahoma) Summertime blues: 100 stimulus projects that give taxpayers the blues.
Nella relazione si sostiene che i 100 progetti finalizzati a ravvivare l'economia - tra cui più di una dozzina in ambito scientifico - rappresentano uno spreco di denaro che non soddisfa questo obiettivo.

Il secco titolo scelto da Nature Cheap shots. Republican criticism of stimulus-funded science projects is ill-informed and wide of the mark non lascia dubbi.

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