National Science Foundation
The massive facility survived hurricanes, tropical humidity and several earthquakes before succumbing at the age of 57.
A radio telescope in Puerto Rico is completely destroyed after collapsing. The 900-ton receiver platform plummeted more than 400 feet, crashing onto the reflector dish below.
The collapse stunned many scientists who had relied on what was until recently the largest radio telescope in the world.
The longest government shutdown in history has kept the National Science Foundation from divvying out grants that were worth $127 million in the same period last year.
The senators, all of whom deny climate science, are attacking a $4 million program to educate meteorologists on global warming.
The U.S. government does not consider sexual harassment a form of scientific misconduct. Should it?