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9 hrs ago | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Every goat gets his day at the Allen County Fair

Nigerian dwarf, Nubian, Alpine, Lamancha, Saanen and Oberhasli goats of all colors and sizes were judged Friday morning in the main show ring at the Allen County Fair on Carroll Road.


Related Topix: Indiana

13 hrs ago | New Statesman

Neil Armstrong's life: Searching for rocket man

In 1996, 30 years after Neil Armstrong first rode up into space as the command pilot of Gemini 8, he was in Houston for a reunion of the crew.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

Fri Jul 25, 2014

San Diego NewsCape

Technology's future effects on society to be discussed at summit

Will superintelligent computers hundreds of times smarter than humans help us solve difficult problems such as the causes of cancer or climate change, or will they decide we're all just raw materials they need to consume in order to expand? Will industrial robots free us from mundane and poor-paying factory jobs, or will they displace workers and ... (more)


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Computers, Robots

Progressive Farmer

Fat-Cat Rents Most Vulnerable

Annual change in cash rents on average quality Indiana farmland shows what goes up rarely comes down much.


Renewable energy from spinach? Laser study shows potential

By studying spinach using serial femtosecond crystallography and electron paramagnetic resonance, an international team of physicists have come up with a potential method of converting sunlight into an environmentally-friendly alternative to fossil fuel.


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

The Tribune

Crothersville native earns Hoosier Farmer Degree

Kaitlyn Hoevener of the Crothersville FFA Chapter was awarded the Hoosier Farmer Degree during the Indiana FFA State Convention on June 16 to 19 at Purdue University at West Lafayette.


Related Topix: Indiana, Crothersville, IN, West Lafayette, IN

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Mitch Daniels puckers up for a pig

Representatives from Purdue University and News 18 puckered up for a good cause Thursday night.


Related Topix: Tippecanoe County, IN, Agriculture, Science

Holtville Tribune

Indy International Wine Competition

The Indy International Wine Competition will return to the Purdue University campus July 30-August 1, with a new award recognizing an outstanding small winery in Indiana.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

Penn State

named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities has named Penn State an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University in recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement.


Related Topix: State College, PA, North Carolina State University, South Dakota State University, Dakota State University

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.


Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: History in the News

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

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


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.