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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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Can Travel Advisories Halt a Virus?
28 April 2009 5:40 pm
That’s one question on everyone’s lips these days, with governments issuing conflicting warnings about avoiding countries hit by swine flu. But as jittery travelers reconsider planned Mexican vacations, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are not suggesting travel be restricted, and they don’t believe that doing so will make a difference in the virus’s path.
Computer modelers have studied this issue, too, and they tend to come down on WHO’s side of things, even though not everyone agrees with them. An earlier Science analysis of the issue by reporter Martin Enserink can be found here.