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- Senators to FIFA, others: Don’t reward Putin with the World Cup in 2018
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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. Its medical counterpart is the National Institutes of Health. With an annual budget of about US$6.87 billion (fiscal year 2010), the NSF funds approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by the United States' colleges and universities. In some fields, such as mathematics, computer science, economics and the social sciences, the NSF is the major source of federal backing. - Source: Wikipedia
Scientists are encouraged by preliminary research that shows seeding clouds enhanced the amount of snow in winter storms over mountain ranges in southern Wyoming but say more study is needed to determine if the practice results in increased snowfall or rainfall on the ground.
After another chilly winter — they're becoming routine — Americans have caught on that the scam may be global, but it isn't warming.
As budget constraints limit how much federal funding can go to research and development, lawmakers said Thursday they worried America is losing its edge over international rivals — China in particular.
An internationally recognized astrophysicist with ties to New Mexico has been tapped to serve as the next director of the National Science Foundation.
Former Purdue University president France Cordova says she's looking forward to starting work as the new director of the National Science Foundation.
Federal investments in research and development keep America globally competitive.
A former Iowa State University professor has pleaded guilty to making false statements to a federal agency.
A project to study star clusters at Lowell Observatory is getting a boost from the National Science Foundation.
Jarvis Jenkins is the eighth Washington Redskins player to receive an NFL drugs-related suspension in 22 months, sanctioned for four games without pay Friday for testing positive for a banned performance enhancing substance.
Some of the toughest sequester spending decisions involve taxpayer-financed research, where funding today can produce huge benefits tomorrow — but can the government really afford to spend $227,437 to study pictures of animals in National Geographic magazines?
The University of Illinois says Seattle-based Cray Inc. will take over construction of the stalled $300 million Blue Waters supercomputer project, three months after IBM pulled out citing cost and technical concerns.
An engineer who has been trying to leave a South Pole research station since suffering what she thought was a stroke in late August could be on a plane out as early as Friday.
An array of 42 radio telescopes seeking signs of intelligent life in the universe will continue that work after private donors raised enough money to keep them going.
I am distressed by the blatant inaccuracies trumpeted about the National Science Foundation sponsoring Jell-O wrestling in Antarctica ("Tax dollars fund shrimp on treadmills, Jell-O wrestling in Antarctica," Web, Politics, Thursday).
The Senate's top waste watcher, in a new report Thursday, said taxpayer money has gone to funding jello wrestling in the Antarctic, to testing the exercise ability of shrimp on a treadmill and to a laundry-folding robot - all funded by the National Science Foundation.