The US government shut down on 1 October after Congress failed to agree on a new budget. Most government scientists have been ordered to stay at home, their offices and labs closed or run by a skeleton staff of ‘essential’ workers. US agencies have stopped processing grants, many government websites and databases are offline, and government-funded research facilities have begun to close.
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Latest story: Pain of US shutdown lingers (22 October)
The worst may not be over for US researchers, who face the possibility of another government shutdown in mid-January, when the deeply divided US Congress must agree on a new plan to fund government operations.
- COMMENT: The long shadow of the shutdown (18 October)
- POLITICS: US government scientists head back to work (17 October)
- POLITICS: US government shutdown ends (17 October)
- OCEANOGRAPHY: US research fleet is partly afloat (15 October)
- BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE: NIH campus endures slow decay (11 October)
- ENERGY: National laboratories prepare to shut down (10 October)
- EDITORIAL: Closed question (9 October)
- ASTRONOMY: National Optical Astronomy Observatory plans 18 October shutdown of Arizona telescopes (9 October)
- POLAR SCIENCE: United States suspends Antarctic research season (8 October)
- SPACE: NASA missions struggle to cope with shutdown (8 October)
- SPACE: Student projects interrupted by US shutdown (7 October)
- POLAR SCIENCE: US Antarctic research season in jeopardy (4 October)
- TRAVEL: US government researchers barred from scientific conferences (4 October)
- ASTRONOMY: National Radio Astronomy Observatory closes US telescopes (4 October)
- BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE: NIH shutdown effects multiply (2 October)
- POLITICS: US government shuts down (1 October)