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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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Russian Rocket Revolutionary
20 August 1999 6:00 pm
Soviet rocket scientist Valentin Petrovich Glushko was born on this day in 1908. Glushko worked with renowned rocket designer Sergey Korolyov from 1932 to 1966. The two had a triumphant year in 1957, when they launched the first intercontinental ballistic missile in August and sent the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit in October.
In 1974 Glushko became chief designer for the Soviet space program, helping to oversee development of the Mir space station. He died in 1989.
[Source: Britannica Online]