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February 10th, 2006

U.S. Falling Behind in Global 'Brain Race'

A chorus of scientists, politicians, and business leaders has long sounded this lament: The USA is about to be deposed as the world's leader in science and technology.

And last week President Bush joined the choir, calling in his State of the Union address for a $136 billion boost in science education and research over the next 10 years. "We cannot afford to be complacent. In a dynamic world economy, we are seeing new competitors, like China and India," he said.


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