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DOD calls for proactive spending cuts to deal with fallout from ongoing FY’13 budget woes

By Eileen De Guire / January 17, 2013

The peaceful exterior of the Capitol building belies the contentious budget battles within that Congress faces in the next six weeks. Credit: Architect of the Capitol; Wikipedia. Sigh. The nation welcomed 2013 by breathing a collective sigh of relief when Congress and President Obama spent their New Year’s Eves beating each other up to avert…

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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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A castle vacation, poster session included

By Eileen De Guire / October 30, 2012

Germany’s Max Planck Society hosts small scientific conferences year-round at Schloss Ringberg in southern Bavaria. Credit: Schloss Ringberg; MPS. You may find it surprising that the highlight of my recent vacation in Germany was not the Alpine landscape, Octoberfest, shopping or the opportunity to practice speaking German, but rather, the poster session. The reason I…

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