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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...
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...
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Money Rush Hordes Are Swamping the Government
13 April 2009 5:16 pm
Grants.gov, where federal funding including stimulus money is given out, has announced that the Web site will be down for a "build" this weekend. University officials are furious, according to an official at the Association of American Medical Colleges. The shutdown is scheduled just 9 days before the 27 April deadline for the National Institutes of Health's Challenge Grants, which could attract 10,000 proposals. It's the latest woes for the Web site, which has been straining to keep up with a flood of grant applications from researchers vying for the $8.2 billion in NIH extramural dollars in the economic stimulus bill. To avoid problems, research administrators have been telling their staff members to log on at slower times, such as the middle of the night and weekends. But even this strategy isn't enough, apparently.