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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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Unrest in Cairo Threatens Egyptian Museum
28 January 2011 5:08 pm
Reuters reports that the Egyptian army has secured the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, commonly known as the Egyptian Museum, in downtown Cairo. The museum, one of the world's great repositories of ancient Egyptian artifacts, is located on Tahrir Square, site of some of the most violent scenes in the current wave of protests. Earlier today in a widely tweeted story, Al-Jazeera's Arabic news source reported that protesters had formed a human chain around the building to protect it from looting. It's unclear whether the museum faces danger from fire. The nearby headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party was reportedly burning out of control earlier in the evening.