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Criticism of the NSF In 2011, Republican Senator Tom Coburn released a 73-page report, "National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope",<ref name="senate"/><ref name="senate6"/> receiving immediate attention from such media outlets as The New York Times, Fox News, and MSNBC.<ref name="Sen. Coburn Sets Sight on Waste, Duplication at Science Agency"/><ref name="Senate Report Finds Billions In Waste On Science Foundation Studies"/><ref name="Cosmic Log - Funny science sparks serious spat"/> The report generated significant controversy, due to its accusations about various research projects, and its critical view of the social sciences, while critics of the report claimed political bias.
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