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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...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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Looking Ahead: Third Time Out
27 December 1999 5:00 pm
The Kyoto Treaty to stem global warming is frozen in political limbo in the United States, where the current Congress is likely to reject the pact--but that won't stop international teams from stepping up work on climate change science and policy. A September deadline looms for what one researcher calls "the climate Bible"--the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) draft Third Assessment Report, a once-every-5-years bid to sum up the state of the world's climate knowledge. But donor nations may have to cough up some cash to keep the assessment on track: The IPCC faces a "dire financial situation" because many nations have stiffed the body, chair Robert Watson warned last November. The "lack of financial commitment is rather disturbing, given the incredible effort of the experts who give so freely of their time," he says.