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Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Justice Department in Washington, as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Seth Ducharm looks on.  Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US says Chinese military stole masses of Americans' data

Feb. 10, 2020 10:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks...

Jackson Laboratory gets funding boost for genetics research

Feb. 10, 2020 1:10 AM EST

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The federal government has awarded about $2.8 million to a Maine science lab for projects that will focus on genetics. The National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health has awarded the money to The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor. The biggest piece of the money is...

Regents OK $32.6 million in UW-Madison construction overruns

Feb. 7, 2020 3:07 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved UW-Madison's request Friday to spend nearly $33 million to cover cost overruns on two construction projects despite complaints that the work has been mismanaged. The university is working to expand and remodel Babcock Hall,...

Harvard University professor Charles Lieber is surrounded by reporters as he leaves the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Leiber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, with lying to officials about his involvement with a Chinese government-run recruitment program through which he received tens of thousands of dollars. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Professor accused of hiding links to China released on bond

Jan. 30, 2020 5:14 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor charged with lying about his role in a Chinese talent recruitment program was released from custody Thursday and ordered to post a $1 million cash bond. Charles Lieber appeared in Boston's federal court wearing orange jail garb and chains around his ankles two...

UofL researcher wins national grant for green energy

Jan. 23, 2020 4:33 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A researcher at the University of Louisville is receiving a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for renewable energy research. Joshua Spurgeon does his research in the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. He focuses on the...

URI gets grant to increase diversity in biomedical sciences

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two scientists at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded a federal grant that aims to increase diversity in the biomedical sciences, according to the school. URI said Assistant Professor Bryan Dewsbury and Associate Professor Niall Howlett have been awarded a five-year,...

4 UF faculty leave as officials investigate foreign meddling

Jan. 14, 2020 5:27 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Four faculty members have left the University of Florida as the school and federal government investigate foreign exploitation of American-funded medical research. Two researchers from the College of Engineering and one from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences resigned, and a...

New Mexico universities share $5M for forest research center

Jan. 14, 2020 12:09 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded two New Mexico universities and the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute a $5 million grant to establish a comprehensive forestry research center for the Southwest. The five-year grant will fund the development of a...

In this Nov. 11, 2016, photo provided by the Museum of Hydrobiological Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a Chinese paddlefish specimen made in 1990 is seen on display at the Museum of Hydrobiological Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, China. The Chinese paddlefish's sharp, protruding snout made it one of the largest freshwater species in the world. Since scientists declared it extinct in a research paper published last week, Chinese internet users media outlets have been paying tribute to the hefty creature. (Museum of Hydrobiological Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences via AP)

China mourns native paddlefish scientists say is now extinct

Jan. 10, 2020 10:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese paddlefish's sharp, protruding snout made it one of the largest freshwater species in the world. Since scientists declared it extinct in a research paper published last week, Chinese internet users and media outlets have been paying tribute to the hefty creature. “It's...

Scientist accused in trade secret theft back in US for trial

Jan. 7, 2020 11:06 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Chinese scientist accused of participating in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been returned to the United States to stand trial in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday that 50-year-old biochemist Gongda Xue had...