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  • Georgia Tech shares $15M from NASA to advance deep space exploration Every few years, NASA creates Space Technology Research Institutes (STRI) in areas it believes are going to be strategic for future technology and space missions. Today, that area is electric propulsion - the use of electrical energy to accelerate …
  • Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch Press Release From: NASA HQ Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Media will have the opportunity to see the iconic golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope open for the last time on …
  • NASA to launch rocket Friday night for research mission EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — NASA is set to launch a rocket from their Wallops Island location just before 8 p.m. on Friday, May 7. With a 40-minute launch window, the NASA Black Brant XII will take off on a mission to perform research about how energy …


Science and Environment

  • Yup’ik College Student Wins International Award A Yup’ik college student has won an international award for finding a way to extract rare earth metals without hurting the environment. Michael Martinez is a University of Alaska Anchorage science student, whose mother’s family hails from Kotlik. Martinez …
  • Pigeon Lake environment gets a boost from technology Article content The Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan, an innovative environmental strategy and 2021 Emerald Award nominee, will soon get a significant boost from technology. A “smart buoy” with satellite communication capabilities will be able to …
  • Online, canceled internships pose challenge for students needing credit Adam Meng, junior in mechanical engineering, planned to spend the summer of 2020 interning with CNH Industrial in Wichita as a design engineer, but like many other Kansas State students, COVID-19 forced his plans to change. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted …

THE STRANGE FILES — By Alexander Strange

Feds Exclude Thousands of Viable Businesses from Pandemic Relief

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The Small Business Administration refuses to give pandemic relief loans to people who have filed for bankruptcy, even if their businesses can survive. By Lydia DePillis ProPublica Like every other storefront in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, the Coffee House — a cavernous student hangout slinging espresso and decadent pastries since 1987 — saw its revenue dry up almost overnight last spring […]

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Why We Can’t Make Vaccine Doses Any Faster


President Biden has promised enough doses for all American adults by this summer. There’s not much even the Defense Production Act can do to deliver doses before then. by Isaac Arnsdorf and Ryan Gabrielson Pro Publica President Joe Biden has ordered enough vaccines to immunize every American against COVID-19, and his administration says it’s using the full force of the federal government to get the […]

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Florida Man Smiles, Waves at Camera as He Loots U.S. Capitol

Adam Johnson

Less than 24 hours after a failed coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI and other police agencies have launched a massive manhunt for the rioters who disrupted the Electoral College vote certification at the urging of President Donald Trump. A handful of insurrectionists were arrested on the spot. Others have been identified through social media posts. Yep, that’s […]

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God, Space Aliens and Demons Make Their Debut in Presidential Race


By Alexander Strange They say politics makes strange bedfellows. And it’s hard to imagine, with less than ninety days until the election, that it could get weirder than this. But there’s another cliché to consider: In politics, a week is an eternity and three months is even longer. This week’s political news of the weird features space alien DNA, accusations […]

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