Sequestration Explained in Two Minutes

We’ve posted several articles about sequestration over the past few months (see 12,000 Labs to Close Due to Sequestration, Sequestration May Mean Years of Research Wasted, Sequestration Will Result in $9.5 Billion Cut to Science Funding, Obama Blasts Congress Over Sequestration’s Impact on Science, Save us from Sequestration!, Is the American Government Killing Science? and Poor Morale Continues Among Scientists Despite End to Government Shutdown.

However, one question that we never answered is:

What exactly IS Sequestration?

Thankfully, the Huffington Post attempted to give an answer before us. Below is their response.

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