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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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Proposal to Move Nuke Labs Hits Hill and Explodes
5 February 2009 12:03 pm
The Albuquerque Journal reported yesterday that the Obama Administration is considering transferring control of the nation's nuclear weapons laboratories to the Defense Department from DOE. The newspaper reports that it obtained an internal memorandum from the White House Office of Management and Budget that calls for an analysis of the costs and benefits of such a move. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) says he’ll "fight it tooth and nail." He added in a statement: “Moving the labs from DOE to DOD would change the fundamental mission and purpose of the labs, and would discourage exactly the kind of science that is now most needed.”