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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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More Turmoil on Earth-Sensing Satellites
6 January 2010 12:18 pm
First officials with the $15 billion National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) missed Monday's deadline, set by Congress, to propose management and budget changes to the program. Now we've learned that the executive director of the program, Dan Stockton, stepped down late last month.
Last year, a high-profile review panel said NPOESS had an "extraordinarily low probability of success" and urged the White House to act. The program is one of President Barack Obama's biggest science-related headaches, so there may be big changes coming for NPOESS with the budget rollout next month.