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Did the US Take the Back Seat In Science In 2009?

January 2nd, 2010 01:16 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

tcd004 writes “In the PBS NewsHour’s roundup of the biggest science news of the year, Neil DeGrasse Tyson dropped this doozie: ‘[Scientific leadership] drives the economic strength and security of nations. The fall is not from a cliff. More like a slow, downward slide — almost imperceptible from day to day. But as the years pass America will have descended from leaders to players to merely followers as we fade to insignificance, at best hitching a ride on the innovations of others.’”

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