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Wisconsin Republicans vote to muzzle journalism center

A group of Republican lawmakers voted Wednesday to prohibit University of Wisconsin professors from working with a renowned nonprofit journalism center and to force the organization out of the two offices it occupies on the UW campus. According to Inside Higher Ed, Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 to…

Bird flu researchers suspend study of deadlier mutations

(Reuters) – Researchers studying a potentially deadlier, airborne version of the bird flu virus have voluntarily suspended their studies for 60 days because of concerns it could be used as a devastating form of bioterrorism, according to a letter published in the journals Nature and Science on Friday. Ron Fouchier…