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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...

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...

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...

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

Jun. 13, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

WESTFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health. But these rhesus macaques have paid their dues and are now living in retirement — in larger enclosures that let them venture outside,...

Western Illinois University gets $375,000 to study bobcats

Jun. 13, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — The federal government is giving Western Illinois University $375,000 to keep researching the state's bobcat population. The school says in a news release the two-year grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow WIU Biological Sciences Associate Professor of Wildlife...

Hungary scientists fear brain drain as govt seeks control

Jun. 12, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences says the government is moving to gain control of Hungary's research institutes and he fears the country will see an exodus of scientists. Academy President Laszlo Lovasz said Wednesday that a government-drafted bill on the...

Tennessee State professor receives nearly $1M for crop study

Jun. 11, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee State University agriculture professor has received almost $1 million to study how crops adapt to climate change. Jianwei Li (JIN'-way LEE') plans to use the funds from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of high temperatures on cropland soils in Middle...

Louisiana parish wins $500,000 EPA development grant

Jun. 10, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A northern Louisiana parish has received a nearly $500,000 federal grant to redevelop more than a dozen abandoned industrial and commercial sites. The News Star reports that the grants from the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Program will be used in the region surrounding...

Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research

Jun. 8, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded — and she's worried this kind of research is headed for the chopping block. The Trump administration is cracking down...