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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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AP: New Tally of Deaths in Iraq Match Lower Estimates
27 April 2009 2:23 pm
Offering new data on the controversial question of how many violent deaths have happened in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, the Associated Press has obtained an Iraqi government tally that has never been made public. According to officially filed death certificates, 87,215 Iraqi citizens have died due to violence since 2005. The number is close to estimates of violent death based on media reports and a large household survey conducted by the World Health Organization and the Iraqi government—and far from the much larger estimate made in a 2006 Lancet study that had ignited a firestorm about its research methodology and its data.