Science blogs  

Old news of an oversupply of scientists

Four leading lights of science wrote a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences editorial calling for an overhaul of U.S. biomedical research support, but there's little news in what they say, Tabitha M. Powledge writes: "The fact that the U.S. is creating an oversupply of scientists has been known for decades, at least to those who will listen. An NAS report from a committee (former Princeton University President Shirley) Tilghman chaired came out in 1998."