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Science is Vital in the UK

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitSep 28, 2010 6:00 AM


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Science is facing devastating funding cuts in the UK. This has been a struggle ongoing for years -- I remember chatting with Brian Cox and Gia Milinovich about it as we strolled around London almost three years ago! -- but it's getting worse. A concerned group of people (including scientists and engineers) has started a campaign called Science Is Vital in an effort to let the government know they care about science and want to see a robust and healthy scientific community in the UK. They have a Facebook page as well. They want people to sign a petition and then come to a London rally on October 9. I think this is a good idea; we always assume our voice is never heard, and then we guarantee that by never speaking up. So speak up! Science is critical to everything in life, and we need to make sure our governments support it.

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