Parties agree: Government needs more scientists

A report from the House Science Committee Democrats finds a sharp decline in the number of federal civil service scientists.

In this photo made Monday, April 25, 2011, scientists capture a harbor seal off the coast of Camden, Maine. Pictured, from left, are Bill Greer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rob DiGiovanni of the Riverhead Foundation and Beth Josephson, also of NOAA. The first seal census in a decade is underway to determine the size of the population. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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