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Hungary's president OKs govt takeover of research

Jul. 12, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's president has signed a bill paving the way for the government to take control of academic research, a move that researchers see as a threat to scholarly freedom. President Janos Ader gave his approval Friday to the law, which strips the Academy of Sciences, a partially...

Pebble Labs to expand biosciences business in New Mexico

Jul. 10, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A company started by a former scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory plans to expand over the next decade, investing as much as $60 million in its bioscience operations. State officials are pledging at least $4 million in economic development incentives to Pebble Labs USA Inc....

Georgia professor awarded grant to study bias in elections

Jul. 4, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A political science professor in Georgia has been awarded a grant to study electoral bias in congressional elections over the past 150 years. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Election Data and Science Lab awarded nearly $8,000 to Valdosta State University associate professor...

University of Iowa team wins $115M 'space weather' grant

Jun. 24, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa team has won a $115 million grant to develop satellites for studying a system of radiation created by the sun — "space weather." The NASA grant will underwrite development of satellites expected to be launched within the next three years with more...

Editorials from around Oregon

Jun. 19, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The Register-Guard, June 17, on the new law for handling public records requests: Oregon has taken a small step toward enhancing public access to government records. School districts, local governments and state agencies now face a potential $200 penalty if they...

EPA awards $600K Brownfield grant for northern Nevada

Jun. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved $600,000 in grants in northern Nevada to assess and clean up former mine sites and other potentially contaminated properties. The Brownfields Grant recently was awarded to the Western Nevada Development District, which applied for...

Summer talks to explore science of Lake Erie

Jun. 16, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (AP) — Staff members of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab will be offering a series of science talks about Lake Erie over the next several weeks in Ohio. The Lake Erie Science series takes place at Lakeside Chautauqua (shuh-TAW'-kwuh) on the Marblehead Peninsula most Tuesdays through July. All...

UW boasts new engineer simulator suite lab

Jun. 16, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming boasts that it is home to North America's largest, most technologically advanced center to train the petroleum engineers of the future with a new multimillion-dollar simulator suite. The university says Drilling Systems has worked with UW's College of...

Kettering University raising $150M, plans new academic hub

Jun. 14, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Kettering University says it's seeking to pull in $150 million as part of a newly announced fundraising campaign and is planning a new academic hub on its Michigan campus. The school in Flint on Friday announced its "Boldly Forward" fundraising campaign and says it's already raised...

Butler University plans $100M science complex for campus

Jun. 13, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler University is planning a $100 million upgrade and expansion of its science facilities that will become the school's largest-single investment to date. The private Indianapolis college announced Thursday that its trustees approved the three-phase project last week. The...