Corn Belt farming gives a boost to the global carbon cycle

In News, on January 23rd, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Scientists have noticed a change in the atmosphere. Plants are taking in more carbon dioxide during the growing season and giving off more carbon in the fall and winter. What researchers hadn’t considered, until recently, is how farming factors in.

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Update: Swift fox study underway in Western Nebraska

In News, on January 23rd, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – The swift fox is an endangered species in Nebraska, but little is known about them. The first thing researchers are trying to learn is where exactly these Nebraska natives call home.

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High school students learn to fight cyber-crime

In News, on January 16th, 2015

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Omaha, NE – The attack on Sony Picture’s computer systems late last year is just the latest high-profile example of cybercrime. Costly, damaging intrusions into business, government and personal computers, sometimes even reaching the credit cards you carry. Developing the next generation of warriors in the cybercrime battle is one of the goals of a unique high school competition in Nebraska and across the country.

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Prison overcrowding, veterans’ employment discussed in Legislature

In News, on January 15th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – The question of what to do about Nebraska’s overcrowded prisons took center stage in the Legislature Wednesday. Lawmakers received recommendations from a group that’s been studying the issue. And they got a look at what it might cost if they try to build their way out of the problem.

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Big Bang Machine: International Science Advances Include Nebraska Element

In News, on January 14th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Two years ago, scientists at the giant atom smashing facility at CERN announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that had long been considered the holy grail of particle physicists. Their story and the Large Hadron Collider they used are now the subject of the NOVA documentary: “Big Bang Machine.”

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Property Tax Relief, Niobium Tax Among Legislative Proposals

In News, on January 14th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Proposals for property tax relief were among ideas discussed as senators continued to introduce bills in the Nebraska Legislature Tuesday. From the Capitol, Fred Knapp of NET News has this legislative update:

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