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Disruptive, disappointing, chaotic: Shutdown upends scientific research

Visitors gather outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are on furlough as the shutdown continues. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

Washington Post

In research labs and at field sites across the world, the week-long government shutdown has ground scientific progress to a halt. Thousands of scientists are among the hundreds of thousands of federal employees and contractors who must stay at home without pay. The furlough is expected to persist into the new year, which would mean a rocky start to 2019 for American science.