Scientific research funding

FILE - In this June 7, 2008 file photo, a woman evaluates the aroma of a wine in California. On Friday, June 15, 2018, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins announced the NIH is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems that would undermine the credibility of its findings. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 15, 2018 - 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility. The National Institutes of Health used money from the alcohol...
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This March 2018 photo shows Kristina Olson in her laboratory in Seattle. She is the creator and leader of the TransYouth Project, which is considered the first large-scale long-term study of transgender children in the U.S. On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Olson was named winner of the NSF's annual Alan T. Waterman Award, the government's highest honor for scientists still in the early phases of their careers. (Dennis Wise/University of Washington via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 2:46 pm
The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project. University of Washington psychologist Kristina Olson, 36...
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February 21, 2018 - 6:46 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Lacey Wallace, Pennsylvania State University (THE CONVERSATION) On Valentine’s Day, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He...
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Part of President Donald Trump's 160-page budget summary for fiscal year 2019 that deals with the Environmental Protection Agency and that mentions the term "climate change" is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. The White House’s 2019 spending plan seeks to reduce or eliminate climate science programs across an array of federal agencies, from gutting efforts to track greenhouse gas emissions and research to eliminating funding for five NASA satellites that study the effects of greenhouse gases on the Earth. The term “climate change” is only mentioned once _ in the name of a science program marked for elimination at the EPA. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 13, 2018 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is targeting federal funding for studying and tracking climate change while boosting the continued burning of planet-warming fossil fuels. The White House's 2019 spending plan seeks to reduce or eliminate climate science programs across an array of federal...
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The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 12, 2018 - 7:13 pm
Highlights from President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and to have private businesses running the place instead. Under Trump's 2019 proposed budget, U.S...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's O'Hare International Airport will receive a $640,000 grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to buy zero emissions ground support equipment. City officials said Monday that the grant will let the Chicago Department of Aviation and United Airlines invest $1.4...
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January 21, 2018 - 10:14 am
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...
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This April, 2017, photo provided by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys shows geologist Katreen Wikstrom Jones using an avalanche probe to measure snow depth at Thompson Pass, Alaska. Researchers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are looking for backcountry enthusiasts who want to aid a science mission. A program funded by NASA is recruiting citizen scientists to measure snow levels in mountain terrain. (Gabriel Wolken/Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys via AP)
January 05, 2018 - 1:40 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — America's space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick. NASA's earth science arm is funding research that recruits citizen scientists on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles to measure snow depth in backcountry locations of the Pacific...
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December 21, 2017 - 9:20 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Maggie Villiger, The Conversation (THE CONVERSATION) 2017 may well be remembered as the year of alternative facts and fake news. Truth took a hit, and experts seemed to lose the public’...
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In this Friday Dec. 1, 2017, photo, 93-year-old Mary Derr sits on her bed near her robot cat she calls "Buddy" in her home she shares with her daughter Jeanne Elliott in South Kingstown, R.I. Buddy is a Hasbro's "Joy for All" robotic cat, aimed at seniors and meant to act as a "companion," it has been on the market for two years. Derr has mild dementia, and Elliott purchased a robot earlier this year to keep her mother company. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
December 19, 2017 - 12:33 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Imagine a cat that can keep a person company, doesn't need a litter box and can remind an aging relative to take her medicine or help find her eyeglasses. That's the vision of toymaker Hasbro and scientists at Brown University, who have received a three-year, $1 million...
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