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From the Chicago Tribune, March 13, 2017: One way Fermilab has been of benefit to the local community is the establishment of Aurora’s SciTech museum, which was opened by a Fermilab physicist in the 1980s.

From Science, March 6, 2017: For more than a decade, multiple experiments have found an unexpected excess in the number of high-energy antielectrons, or positrons, in space. A team led by Fermilab’s Dan Hooper has shown that pulsars, not dark matter annihilation, can indeed produce most or all of the excess.

From CERN Courier, Feb. 15, 2017: CERN makes rapid progress towards prototype detectors for the international DUNE experiment.

From NIU Today, Feb. 1, 2017: The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation have appointed Michael Syphers, a senior research professor of physics at NIU and former Fermilab physicist, to serve as a member of the national High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.

From SLAC, Jan. 31, 2017: A full kilometer of SLAC’s historic linac has been stripped of all its equipment. Over the next two years it will be re-equipped with new technology to power an X-ray laser, LCLS-II. Fermilab and Jefferson Lab are building the cryomodules for its superconducting portion.