Claim: Government Shutdown Could Cripple ‘Science’ … Again

In a recent article by the humorously named Scientific American, Joshua Krisch delivered a dire warning on what could happen to “science” if Congress should “shut down” the government again. Apparently, the two weeks of civil government shutdown in 2013 had dire and lasting effects on the scientific community. Lab rats died (from euthanasia to prevent overcrowding), at least one international conference was skipped, scientists were locked out of their labs, and desperate medical volunteers Read more […]