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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,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
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Bomb Labs Should Not Be Run By Military, Say Lawmakers
19 March 2009 3:27 pm
Congressional defenders of the nation's nuclear weapons laboratories are trying to stamp out any talk of turning control of the labs over to the Pentagon. In a letter released yesterday, senators Jeff Bingaman (D–NM), Lisa Murkowski (R–AK), Byron Dorgan (D–ND), and Bob Bennett (R–UT) called on the Obama Administration to cancel an internal study of the costs and benefits of such a move.
The senators admitted that the current relationship between the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees the labs, was "dysfunctional." They suggested, however, that the relationship requires intensive therapy, not a divorce. The Henry L. Stimson Center mostly agrees, saying that the NNSA should be granted more autonomy within the Energy Department or be turned into a new, independent agency.