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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...
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,...
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Two-Week Spending Extension Averts Shutdown
2 March 2011 12:29 pm
Congress has averted a government shutdown on 4 March by approving a temporary spending bill today that funds federal agencies for another 2 weeks. The extension of the so-called continuing resolution reduces current spending by $4 billion, but none of the science, energy, and education programs that would suffer greatly under a bill passed last month by the House of Representatives would be affected. The latest vote gives the House and Senate until 18 March to compromise on a final 2011 spending bill.
President Barack Obama says he will sign the measure. But his statement issued immediately after the vote this morning by the Senate cautions Congress that the final agreement "should cut spending and reduce deficits without damaging economic growth or gutting investments in education, research, and development that will create jobs and secure our future."
See our 2012 Budget coverage.