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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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Obama's Shout-Out to Science and Museum Tumult in Iraq
23 January 2009 (All day)
This week saw the inauguration of a new U.S. president, and researchers were heartened to see science mentioned prominently in Barack Obama's speech. But Science's new policy blog, ScienceInsider, was also keeping tabs on developments outside the United States.
In an update to a story we've been following on the trial of four animal-rights activists in the United Kingdom, a judge on Wednesday sentenced the defendants to stiff jail terms, an outcome that researchers hope will strongly discourage other activists. Meanwhile in Iraq, the head of the country's archaeology board received a stiff sentence of his own when he was fired by an Iraqi tourism minister for refusing to reopen a Baghdad museum. That's just the type of story that might get covered in China's new science magazine, which promises to probe beyond the headlines of the latest findings and explore issues critical to its country's researchers.
It's a new year, and the political winds have shifted. Keep your sails filled with ScienceInsider.