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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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NIST's Numbers Continue to Rise
18 April 2012 2:28 pm
Despite a tight fiscal climate, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seems to be faring well so far in the 2013 budget process. Yesterday, a Senate appropriations subcommittee recommended raising NIST's funding $75 million over the current 2012 budget to a total of $826 million, a roughly 10% increase. That figure, however, is below the Obama Administration's request of $857 million. For NIST's laboratory research programs, that means an extra $56 million to $623 million (the Administration had requested $648 million).
Though House of Representatives and Senate budget numbers are often at odds since they are controlled by different political parties, that may not be the case with the 2013 NIST budget. The Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee today proposed nearly identical spending numbers to its Democrat-led Senate counterpart, boosting the agency's overall budget by $79 million, to $830 million.