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Scientists And Engineers Part Of Latest MacArthur 'Genius' Class

The MacArthur Foundation announced its latest class of fellows.  The so-called ‘genius grants’ provide 5 years of no-strings-attached funding to encourage the fellows to pursue the creative work that attracted the Foundation’s attention in the first place. 167 more words

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Golden Goose Names Last 2016 Awardees In Advance Of Ceremony

The 2016 Golden Goose Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 22 at the Library of Congress.  If you can’t make it there in person, the event will be… 434 more words

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Research Assessment #3

Date: September 18, 2016

Subject: Political Trends in Collin County


            National politics often draw attention away from local and state politics, however, local governments have much more immediate effects on their citizens than do the actions in Washington D.C. 840 more words

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Research Assessment #2

Date: September 10, 2016

Subject: Citizen Oversight of the Police


            Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Or rather, who will guard the guards themselves? As police violence and community responses have become regular stories in the news, we have to ask ourselves this question. 718 more words

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Research Assessment #1

Date: September 1, 2016

Subject: Public Policy Career Outlook for Legislators


    In 2009, Congressmen received a pay raise, increasing their yearly salary to $174,000, which will most likely be raised in 2017. 975 more words

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What About The Privately Owned Research Chimps?

In 2015 The National Institutes of Health ended its support for invasive research on chimpanzees, continuing the retirement of federally owned research chimpanzees it started in 2013… 121 more words


Brexit And UK Science And Technology: A Big Leap Into The Unknown And The Uncertain

I’ll concede that my U.K. readers are likely well aware of everything here and certainly better informed.  Feel free to move along.

The June 23 referendum in the U.K. 732 more words

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