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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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House Panel Tops Senate Mark for NSF
18 April 2012 11:20 am
A House of Representatives spending panel wants to nearly match the president's budget request for the National Science Foundation (NSF).
A proposed $299 million increase in the agency's 2013 budget would represent a 4.1% boost, to $7.332 billion. That's even higher than the $240 million boost approved yesterday by the equivalent spending panel in the U.S. Senate, although it falls short of the $340 million sought by President Barack Obama. The House figure is expected to be voted on tomorrow morning by the commerce, justice, and science appropriations subcommittee chaired by Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA).
The House mark would provide a $253 million increase for NSF's six research directorates, just short of the $294 million boost that Obama requested, and a $46 million hike to NSF's education directorate, which meets the president's request. The major research facilities account would also receive the administration's request of $196 million.