In this article on npr.org, Richard Harris and Robert Benincasa talk to research professionals about how funding cuts and a lack of grants have affected them, turning some labs into "ghost labs." They also outline the roots of the current financial difficulties labs face, including overspending on the building of new institutions and hiring new staff during boom times, and the steps being taken to correct these problems.
Feast and Famine in American Science
Writers Richard Harris and Robert Benincasa paint a depressing picture of where U.S. scientific research is heading.
| September 11, 2014