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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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Chu for Energy Secretary?
10 December 2008 5:59 pm
CNN, MSNBC and the AP are reporting that Steve Chu will be named president elect Obama's Secretary of Energy. If this story is true -- and the transition team is neither denying or confirming it -- it would be huge news for US physical science. Chu is a Nobel Prize winning physicist who has made Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California an international powerhouse in applied energy research and has lectured around the world on the need for aggressive basic energy research to reverse global warming. He also would be the first person who's been a scientist his whole career to lead the Department of Energy, which funds the majority of US physical science research.