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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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Spending Panels Back Boosts for NSF, NASA, NIST Programs
26 April 2012 2:10 pm
The National Science Foundation and NASA got off to a strong start last week in the annual congressional budget race. Separate spending bills in the House of Representatives and the Senate would spare both agencies from the severe cuts forecast next year for most federal agencies in the wake of last summer's budget agreement between Congress and the White House and a budget resolution approved earlier this month by the House. And while legislators aren't expected to cross the finish line for the 2013 budget until after the November elections, an early lead can't hurt.