GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a well-known Mayan spiritual guide and natural medicine expert, Guatemala’s National Civilian Police said...
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...
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese scientist who set off an ethical debate with claims that he had made the world's first genetically edited babies was sentenced Monday to three years in prison because of...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico scientific research center that received $275,000 in funding over the years from financier Jeffrey Epstein is hoping to donate some of the money.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been awarded a $387,500 grant to support scientific research.
LONDON (AP) — The head of Britain's leading charity funding scientific research has written to new Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning about the threat to science if Britain leaves the European...
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...
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation says two prominent biologists working separately on how plants can help fight climate change have won Spain's Princess of Asturias award for scientific...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A few thousand mostly academics and students held a protest march against a plan by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government to seize control of the research network of...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has plans to upgrade the second-oldest building on the Ann Arbor campus.
The Ann Arbor News reports the university's Board of Regents has...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Scientists in Hungary on Tuesday protested government efforts to take control of their research funding, a move they say endangers academic freedom.
Several thousand people formed a human chain around the headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, urging the academy's leaders to fight the government plan and hold onto their independence.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Most students fail the first midterm in Michael Young's organic chemistry lecture at the University of Toledo. In spring 2017, the average was a 50. But one student, Daniel Liu, scored a 99.
"He smoked the competition," Young said.
Daniel is now a researcher in Young's lab. He co-authored a paper, published on May 22, that promises a faster, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly way to make pharmaceutical drugs and pesticides.
SEATTLE (AP) — State regulators on Monday tentatively denied a request by Willapa Bay oyster growers to use a pesticide to control shrimp that burrow in oyster and clam beds and make it hard for the shellfish to grow.
In denying a permit, the Department of Ecology said that new scientific research and data show the pesticide imidacloprid would have too great an impact on other marine organisms, wildlife and the environment.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A federal-University of New Hampshire program that provides scientific research to improve coastal and marine management is getting a $218,000 grant.
The Sea Grant Program focuses its efforts in four areas: environmental literacy and workforce development; healthy coastal ecosystems; coastal communities and economies; and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has received a $5.5 million grant from a philanthropy founded by the man behind Facebook and his wife to create a way to search millions of scientific research articles.
The grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to UMass's Center for Data Science will create the Computable Knowledge project using a form of artificial intelligence. The initiative was founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Tulane University professor is getting a $3.7 million, three-year military grant to help develop computing technology.
The university announced Tuesday that professor Michael Mislove, chair of Tulane's computer science department, received the grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
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Christopher Keane, Washington State University
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two people who exposed problems from lead-tainted water in Flint have been selected for MIT Media Lab Disobedience awards.
Flint pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Virginia Tech University engineering professor Marc Edwards will receive the award Friday in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They will share a $250,000 cash prize.
An individual and two groups also will be honored as finalists.
MADRID (AP) — Astrophysicists whose work led to the ground-breaking detection of cosmic gravitational waves first predicted by Einstein have been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias 2017 scientific research.
Prize organizers said Wednesday the award went to American physicians Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish and to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration group of international astrophysicists.
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — For nearly 30 years, Eastern box turtles living in Aiken Estates and Hitchcock Woods in Aiken have been generating data for scientific research.
On their shells, they wear radio transmitters, which allow Dr. Lehr Brisbin and his colleagues at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory to keep track of where the turtles roam and where they settle down when they enter winter dormancy, which also is known as hibernation.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of the city of Eugene and Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken are urging state lawmakers to approve $100 million in immediate financing for a proposed University of Oregon scientific research facility.
Mayor Lucy Vinis and University of Oregon President Michael Schill went to Salem this week to ask state lawmakers to finance part of the complex before the end of the legislative session, The Register-Guard reported (http://bit.ly/2rQjM4o).
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has passed stricter requirements for tracking fetal tissue after abortions.
The bill passed Monday with a 117-40 vote. It now moves to the Senate.
The proposal prohibits anyone from donating fetal tissue from an abortion to scientific research and sets stricter standards for pathologists to record and track fetal tissue after an abortion procedure.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Thousands of Northern New Englanders turned out for pro-science marches and rallies Saturday to coincide with the March for Science events happening around the world.
Organizers said the demonstrations were to show support of scientific research and evidenced-based policies and defend them from attacks and reduced federal funding.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's largest oceanographic research vessel has returned to its homeport after the longest deployment of any ship in the agency's history.
NOAA Ship Robert H. Brown spent almost 800 days at sea during the 3½-year deployment. NOAA says the ship traveled almost 130,000 miles conducting scientific research and servicing buoys that collect environmental data.
Bruce Weinberg, The Ohio State University
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump White House is proposing to cut $18 billion from a variety of domestic programs and foreign aid accounts in ongoing talks on a wrap-up spending package for the ongoing 2017 budget year. The cuts — to education, infrastructure, medical and scientific research, and numerous grants to state and local governments — are in addition to cuts proposed earlier in the month for the upcoming budget year.
BOSTON (AP) — Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is pushing for legislation she says will help insulate government-directed scientific research from the influence of political pressure and special interests.
The Lowell Democrat said the bill would require federal agencies that conduct or fund scientific research to develop policies aimed at guaranteeing their research is conducted and published without undue influence, censorship or distortion.
BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese government adviser has warned that the country's internet censorship is hampering scientific research and economic development, in a rare public criticism of a sensitive policy that the government has vigorously defended.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A government lab in Madison that researches dangerous illnesses such as chronic wasting disease and West Nile virus has mishandled some of the animals used in testing and needs increased oversight, an environmental group has alleged.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A government lab in Madison that researches dangerous illnesses such as chronic wasting disease and West Nile virus has mishandled some of the animals used in testing and needs increased oversight, an environmental group alleges in a complaint filed Thursday.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has announced that state Sen. Chris Edwards will join the university next month to help develop a new scientific research facility funded by a $500 million pledge from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife.
The senator announced he will resign to prevent any perception of conflict of interest.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife have pledged $500 million to the University of Oregon toward a new scientific research facility.
The donation is the largest ever awarded to UO and is meant to launch a $1 billion, 10-year effort to build a three-building complex and add new graduate students and post-doctoral researchers to the university, The Register-Guard reported (https://is.gd/AKl7vr ).