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Cost estimate for MOX facility at Savannah River Site swells to $47.5 billion

...345 million in fiscal year 2015, and the same amount was proposed for 2016.Ed Lyman, senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists and a critic of the MOX program, said the NNSA has no reason to withhold the report from the public...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-22/cost-estimate-mox-facility-sa
Hormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales

...or are company-owned. All but one of those are in Minnesota.The virus has been found in turkey flocks in six states. Scientists believe domestic poultry are getting the virus from wild migratory waterfowl, although security measures at farms are supposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-21/hormel-says-bird-flu-outbr
Survey might gauge Ga. stink bug invasion

...Brian Little began tracking the brown marmorated stink bug's movement in January as part of a collaborative project with scientist Jim Walgenbach at North Carolina State University.Little recently completed his master's degree from the college on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-12/survey-might-gauge-ga-stink-b
Teen births down but more effective contraception needed

...come in are getting appropriately screened even if it is not in a family planning clinic," said Dr. Lisa Romero, health scientist in CDC's Division of Reproductive Health. The clinics were also instructed on proper LARC use and to address barriers to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-04-07/teen-births-down-more-effect
Brain scans could help spot concussion-related disease, study shows

...Alzheimer's disease, a condition that can resemble CTE in its symptoms.Maroon said the technique could offer a more definitive answer if scientists can find a binding substance that hones in more specifically on the abnormal protein.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-06/brain-scans-could-help-sp
Oxbow lake study could provide interesting answers

...that," said Flite, senior scientist and CEO at the Phinizy Center...as "dead river cutoffs."Scientists are working in Screven County...Center at Clemson University, scientists will even use electrofishing...research in collaboration with scientists from Clemson, Georgia Regents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2015-03-21/oxbow-lake-stu
Try speed bumps on Laney-Walker

...resources to install speed bumps about every 20 to 30 feet from 13th Street to 15th Street. This would not require a rocket scientist to figure this out.The results would be either slowing traffic to a crawl or causing some traffic to avoid this street altogether...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-27/try-speed-bumps-laney-wa
New GRU doctoral degree will be a boon for allied health professionals

...public health improvements, and the scientists as well as the universities in Georgia...respiratory therapists and clinical laboratory scientists? Who will keep the medical histories...the words of the celebrated poet and scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: "Knowing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-28/new-gru-doctoral
Values, decay of responsibility coincide with surge in entitlements

...welfare-entitlement programs ? a scenario that only differs by degree from our state lottery analogy! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to discern the essential parallels.Analogous to balancing on a teeter-totter, degree of personal responsibility is logically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-22/values-decay-res
Bartenders using high-tech tools to add flair to high-end mixology

...vanilla in with gin, turns on the Sonicprep and "we get to create the most amazing vanilla gin profile ever.""I'm not a scientist, never will be," says Coronado. "But I'm very curious and I like to find my way around things. In the case of cocktails...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-03-14/bartenders-using-high-tech-tools-ad