Where science and nonsense collide

The government of President Mauricio Macri in Argentina marked its first birthday last month, but there is little to celebrate for scientists.

Unrest in the country made headlines around the world last month when thousands of investigators, graduate students and postdocs occupied the science ministry for five days. That protest ended with palliative concessions from the authorities — the offer of 500 postdoctoral fellowships to those who should have been granted junior-investigator positions — but the problems run much deeper.


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