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NASA Administrator Dan Goldin says the primary goal of planetary exploration is the search for present or past life forms, and that the search will begin with robotic probes. He also told an AAAS meeting that "The shuttle has suppressed a lot of science we could be doing... We haven't landed on a planet in 20 years... We spent $10B on the space station and didn't produce a piece of hardware, but boy did the contractors have fun. It's shameful. It's stealing from the American public." [Robert L. Park, WHAT'S NEW, 2/16/96.]

A URhode Island study for the GAO found that deficits from scientific research are a major factor in the past decade of tuition increases. "Even the best programs in science don't pay their own way." [Robert L. Park, WHAT'S NEW, 2/9/96.]

As Congress still looks to cut indirect cost rates on grants, "a report in the New England J. of Medicine raises serious ethical alarms over growing dependence of academic research on corporate funds." [Robert L. Park, WHAT'S NEW, 2/9/96.]

The White House is seeking unpaid summer interns to upgrade its website. Useful skills are Spanish, VRML, Unix, Perl, and CGI. Part-time fall-semester interns are also needed. By 3/1/96, send a message with your home page URL (only) as subject line to . The page must include your name, address, email address, phone number, age, desired position, and links to sites you helped build or maintain. [David Lytel , net-hap, 2/14/96.]