Roundup 12/23: Taming The Wilds Edition

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An announcement from the U.K. government that university funding will suffer new cuts has stirred outraged among students and academic institutions but it appears research funding will be protected.

Three new crewmates have joined two others aboard the International Space Station.

The EPA is expanding requirements for monitoring airborne lead pollution.

An animal protection group and an ecologist have filed a complaint with the White House and the Department of Interior to halt the roundup of wild horses on federal land in the West.

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