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2 hrs ago | The Indianapolis Star

Purdue class explores bad science behind 'Sharknado'

Purdue class explores bad science behind 'Sharknado' Andy Freed uses Hollywood films to teach an earth sciences class for non-science majors.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters

5 hrs ago | The Star Press

Pork powerhouse wins nuisance lawsuits

A trial-court judge has ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest pork producers in four nuisance lawsuits brought by neighbors of industrial hog farms in Randolph County.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Randolph County, IN, Agriculture, Science, Indiana

9 hrs ago | Post-Tribune

Veterans look back on a decade of 4-H in Porter County

That comes to an end with the Porter County Fair this week. Wednesday, he and other 10-year 4-H'ers prepped their livestock for the beef cattle show, and reflected on what 4-H has meant to them.

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Related Topix: Porter County, IN

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Daily Journal

County standouts will be teammates, roommates at Purdue

David Dalton won't have to deal with the initial awkwardness that comes when strangers are paired as college roommates.

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The Tribune

Editorial: Indiana leading way in student-debt fight

One of the potential drags on the nation's economy is burgeoning student debt, which now totals more than $1.2 trillion.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Science Daily

Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Physics, Science

Holtville Tribune

Discovery is key to metal wear in sliding parts

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for wear in metals: a swirling, fluid-like microscopic behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another.

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Related Topix: Chandrashekhar, World News, India, West Lafayette, IN

Holtville Tribune

WW I anniversary may not yet be on radar for Americans

Many countries will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I this summer, and even though America's military role in the conflict came later, now is a chance to learn about a war that is often overlooked, says a Purdue University historian.

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Related Topix: History in the News

Sunherald.com

Purdue offering veterinary camps at State Fair

Both camps will run Aug. 1-10. A junior veterinary camp for students in 6-8 will run from 9 a.m. until noon and a senior camp for students in grades 9-12 will run from 1-4 p.m. The school says the goal of the camps is to allow participants to experience hands-on skills while learning about veterinary school and career opportunities.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Journal and Courier

Purdue University top provider of higher educationPurdue University...

Purdue University top provider of higher education Purdue University is the focal point for many events in Greater Lafayette.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, IN, Indianapolis, IN, West Lafayette, IN

The Madison Courier

IU, Purdue find ways to ease student loan crisis

OUR VIEW One of the potential drags on the nation's economy is burgeoning student debt, which now totals more than $1.2 trillion.

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The Indianapolis Star

Councilman's plan calls for defibrillators in all public buildings

Councilman's plan calls for defibrillators in all public buildings Proposal would be one of the most expansive in country Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1mBufoO On a pleasant spring morning at the Purdue University campus 10 years, Paula Millner ago tied on her running shoes and went for a jog.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Marion County, IN

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

No final plan leaves WL building empty

Discussions about a State Street master plan continue in West Lafayette. Development Director Chandler Poole said he would like drawings of the corridor running from Tapawingo Drive to U.S. 231 done next year and construction to start in 2016.

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Related Topix: West Lafayette, IN

R & D

Students to design, build, fly experiment to test green propellant

Students taking the Zero-Gravity Flight Experiment course at Purdue University will see their creation soar to the upper atmosphere to study a new green propellant, partnering with Aerojet Rocketdyne to demonstrate that the propellant can replace the traditional but highly toxic hydrazine fuel.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

WBIW-AM Bedford

Eagle Creek Park Overrun By Deer

Indy Parks and the city's Office of Sustainability are talking about possibly allowing hunting to thin out the deer population, which they contend is causing the demise of wildflowers and other vegetation.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

20 highest-paid public employees in Indiana

When it comes to Indiana's highest-paid public employees overall, we see a slight overlap from our list of the highest-paid coaches.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Journal and Courier

Many not paying sticker price at Purdue

Many not paying sticker price at Purdue Sticker price at Purdue about $23,500; average net price is about $13,500 Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1jQ7ToQ Board members view a chart showing tuition fees for Big Ten schools for the 2010-11 academic year during a Purdue University Board of Trustees meeting.

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Related Topix: Indiana

Switched

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Where You Go To College

There are a lot of opinions about where you should go to college. A lot of those opinions are probably wrong -- at least the ones based on myths about what makes a good school to get a degree from.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, Penn State University Park, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Standardized Testing, Education

Palladium-Item

Celebrations: Morgan McDonald & Christopher Sweet

Christopher is the son of David and Janet Sweet of Cambridge City, IN. Morgan is a 2005 graduate of Fountain Central High School, 2009 graduate of Purdue University and a 2011 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art, where she earned a degree in graphic art design.

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Related Topix: Hillsboro, IN, Cambridge City, IN

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Journal and Courier

Butterfly fun for all ages

Butterfly fun for all ages Children and adults caught winged beauties at the annual Butterfly Encounter Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1mrHEQ6 Miranda Desmangle holds a container holding a butterfly she caught during the 11th annual Butterfly Encounter Saturday, July 19, 2014, at EvonikA ?'s Tippecanoe Laboratories ... (more)

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

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