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White House Names Steven Dillingham To Head Census Bureau

<img src=’’ alt=’The U.S. Census Bureau holds a public meeting of the National Advisory Committee at the agency’s headquarters in Suitland, Md.’/>

The agency has not had permanent leadership since July 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Steven Dillingham will oversee the 2020 census and inherit six lawsuits challenging a citizenship question.

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Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

<img src=’’ alt=’An early prototype of the silicon-chip-sized particle accelerator that physicists at Stanford are working on. Eventually, miniature accelerators might have a role in radiating tumors, the scientists say, though that’s likely a decade or so away.’/>