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Feds Offer $1.5 Million Grant for Job Creation – in BelizeCNS
April 11, 2014
On Monday, the State Department announced a $1.5 million grant opportunity for “job creations for at-risk neighborhoods” – in Belize.
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Gov't Spends $214K on 'Home-Based' Tampon Testing for Cervical CancerCNS
Apr 8th, 2013
The federal government is spending over $200,000 for what it calls a “novel approach” to detecting cervical cancer, in which tampons -- used to obtain tissue samples -- are mailed in for testing.
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Sequester Day 1: U.S. Spent $70,717 to Send 20 'to Discuss' Manufacturing in KoreaCNS
Apr 5th, 2013
The National Science Foundation awarded $70,717.00 to pay for 20 researchers to attend a two-day manufacturing workshop in Seoul, South Korea in March. The award went into effect on March 1, 2013, officially the first day of across-the-board spending cuts, the sequestration.
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Federal Govt. Spends $2.1 Million to Study 'What Animals Really Think'CNS
Apr 3rd, 2013
The National Science Foundation awarded a $2.1 million grant over five years for a research project titled, “Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think.” The research project will promote evolution and animal welfare “in the world and in our homes.”
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Feds Spending $880,000 to Study Benefits of Snail SexCNS
Mar 27th, 2013
The National Science Foundation awarded a grant for $876,752 to the University of Iowa to study whether there is any benefit to sex among New Zealand mud snails and whether that explains why any organism has sex.
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U.S. Will Pay $2 Million So Prison Inmates Can Teach Wild Horses to be 'Gentle'CNS
Mar 22nd, 2013
The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management is giving away $2 million in taxpayer funds over five years for inmates to train and care for wild horses and burros.
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$384,949 Federal Study Looks at 'Plasticity in Duck Penis Length'CNS
Mar 19th, 2013
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $384,949 grant to Yale University for a study on “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia”.
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$2.7M Federal Study: Why Do Lesbians Have Higher 'Risk for Hazardous Drinking'?CNS
Mar 19th, 2013
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $2.7 million to study why lesbians are at a higher “risk for hazardous drinking.”
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Feds Spend $3.8 Million to ‘Decrease Human-Elephant Conflict’CNS
Mar 18th, 2013
The Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded $3.8 million in 2011 and 2012 for a “African Elephant Conservation” grant that, in part, aims to “decrease human-elephant conflict.”
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+30.5B: Federal Spending Up, Not Down, in First 5 Months of FY13CNS
Mar 15th, 2013
Federal spending was up $30.5 billion in the first five months of fiscal 2013 compared to the first five months of fiscal 2012, according to official data from the U.S. Treasury.
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Feds Spend $1.5 Million to Study Why Lesbians Are FatCNS
Mar 11th, 2013
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance.”
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TSA Sealed $50-Million Sequester-Eve Deal to Buy New UniformsCNS
Mar 5th, 2013
The sequester will not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from spending up to $50 million on new uniforms for its agents, which will be partly manufactured in Mexico.
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Real Federal Spending Up $822.90 Per American Since 2008CNS
Feb 22nd, 2013
Inflation-adjusted per capita federal spending was $822.90 higher in fiscal 2012 than it was in fiscal 2008, according to official data from the U.S. Treasury and the Census Bureau.