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SCIENCE IN SOCIETY

The ‘Broader Impacts’ of Sequestration on Science

The budget sequestration is raising interesting questions about the purpose of science, in particular, on whether the pursuit of scientific knowledge can ever be usefully separated from the question of larger societal concerns.

INVESTING IN SCIENCE

NSF and Public Accountability

The NSF’s proposed new merit criteria include a list of nine national priorities that grant seekers must fulfill and are designed to promote science that has social relevance, but they could limit creativity.