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21,000 fish die in ‘catastrophic failure’ at UC Davis

Aug. 11, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — About 21,000 fish died of possible chlorine exposure at a University of California, Davis research and care facility, school officials said Thursday. The university is investigating a “catastrophic failure” at the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and...

Massachusetts governor signs major climate bill into law

Aug. 11, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' governor signed into law Thursday a major climate change bill that's meant to bring the state closer to its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The bill signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker encourages the development of offshore wind...

Scientists expand study on air quality impact on health

Aug. 06, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

Scientists at the Oregon Institute of Technology were recently awarded a $1 million grant from the federal government that could result in research that improves health outcomes in Southern Oregon due to wildfire smoke. Since 2019, a team of Oregon Tech scientists has been studying...

Senate passes $280 billion package to lure more computer chip plants to US, boost cutting-edge scientific research

Jul. 27, 2022 13:21 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes $280 billion package to lure more computer chip plants to US, boost cutting-edge scientific research.

Biomedical grantmakers' diversity push gains new momentum

Jul. 06, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

One and a half billion dollars is a big mea culpa, but that is what one philanthropy is throwing on the table to address what it admits is a longstanding problem: the failure to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in health research. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute,...

EPA: Maine superfund site to receive $21M for cleanup

Jun. 30, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine superfund mining site is receiving $21 million in Environmental Protection Agency funding to expedite contamination cleanup efforts. The Callahan Mine superfund site in Brooksville originally received $9 million from the bipartisan federal...

US boosts monkeypox testing, 142 cases confirmed

Jun. 22, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is...

AI pioneers honored with Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award

Jun. 15, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation recognized four scientists Wednesday for their pioneering work in artificial intelligence. The four were named recipients of the 2022 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. The foundation that gives out...

Former longtime Illinois US Rep. John E. Porter dies at 87

Jun. 07, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

John E. Porter, who represented Chicago's northern suburbs for two decades in Congress and helped increase funding for biomedical research has died, his family announced. He was 87. In a statement, the Porter family said the former congressman died Friday after a recent...

Mercedes claims record price for rare winged car at auction

May. 19, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Mercedes-Benz said Thursday that it has auctioned an extremely rare car from its company collection for a roaring 135 million euros ($143 million). The company said the price paid by a private collector earlier this month for the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut...