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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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White House Science Panel Wants Quadrennial Energy Review
29 November 2010 10:51 am
A new report to the White House by its committee of scientific advisers calls for a new mechanism to improve federal energy research: a quadrennial review of energy science across the government. The goal is to improve coordination, identify national needs more quickly, and spend federal dollars more wisely. Existing White House interagency teams are supposed to do this kind of coordination, but today's report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology says a "new process" is required.
Energy research policy is "an amalgam, and often derivative, of policies for environment, competitiveness, security, finance, land use, and more," the report says. To make this national priority more of a central goal of the Administration, the report says, a 4-year effort could force federal agencies to work together, lay out priorities, and do the groundwork for comprehensive legislative proposals.
The report suggests that the secretary of energy lead the effort, with the first report appearing in 2015.