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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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NASA Picks New Chief Scientist
13 December 2010 3:45 pm
Glaciologist Waleed Abdalati was named today as NASA's chief scientist, a position that has been vacant since 2005. Abdalati will advise NASA director Charles Bolden and advocate for NASA science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Office of Management and Budget.
Abdalati is no stranger to the agency. He worked there for 12 years as a remote-sensing expert, eventually heading the Cryospheric Sciences Branch at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. In 2008, Abdalati left to direct a remote-sensing center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He rejoins NASA on 3 January.