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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...
An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
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Vacationing in Florida? Want to bring your python? Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which today proposed a ban on the interstate transport of nine species of large snakes in an effort to protect wildlife in the Everglades.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a tangled appeal, filed by parents of a child allegedly injured by a vaccine, that challenges key tenets of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. The act, passed by Congress in 1986, was meant to shield vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits if they made products to approved specifications, as occurred in this case.
In an unrelated case filed by Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center that warns about the dangers of vaccines, a Virginia District Court ruled that she was not libeled by vaccine advocate and pediatrician Paul Offit and Wired magazine, which ran a 2009 article about Offit that quoted him criticizing Arthur and saying, "She lies."