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At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
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Stony Brook Team Wins Brookhaven Contract
25 November 1997 8:00 pm
After firing the previous operator, Department of Energy managers today announced a new contractor to run Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York The State University of New York, Stony Brook and Battelle Memorial Research Institute will begin jointly operating the $400-million-a-year facility in January, having beaten out the only other team in the competition, ITT Research Institute of Chicago.
Energy Secretary Federico Peña said in a statement that the Stony Brook team will help Brookhaven to be both a major research facility and a good neighbor. Peña fired Associated Universities Inc.--which ran the lab for 50 years--in May after a series of environmental problems angered local residents. "We surely cannot operate a public facility without public support," said John Marburger, a former Stony Brook president and the new lab director in a press conference. He pledged to heal the rifts between Brookhaven workers and local residents: "Our first job is to establish contact with the community."