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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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Harvard University is reassessing options for its $1 billion Allston science complex, says its president, Drew Faust. Construction has started, but the school is worried that the 27% drop in its endowment as a result of the financial crisis could require scaling back plans.
Late yesterday the Senate approved nominees Marcia McNutt to be director of the United States Geological Survey and Arun Majumdar to be director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
The Center for Biological Diversity has identified 350 species specifically threatened by warming temperatures and climate change, in honor of Saturday's global awareness day organized by 350.org. The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is among them.
Under court order, the Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to designate 518,000 square kilometers of critical habitat (93% sea ice) for the threatened polar bear, but said the move wouldn’t really strengthen existing protections. Environmentalists were more sanguine.
State governments are not preparing to adapt to climate change, the Government Accountability Office says.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is criticizing the FBI investigation into former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist P. Leonardo Mascheroni. The physicist says authorities are investigating him in part because because of a recent meeting with someone claiming to be a representative of the Venezuelan government.