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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...
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...
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UPDATE: California's Prop 29 Advocates Not Conceding Defeat
6 June 2012 2:07 pm
Voters in California yesterday weighed in on a ballot measure that would increase the state tobacco tax by $1 a pack to raise an estimated $441 million a year for research on cancer and other tobacco-related illnesses. At the polls yesterday, 49.2% of voters supported Proposition 29, and 50.8% voted against it. That represents a gap of about 63,000 votes. But supporters aren't giving up yet, arguing that some 200,000 to 500,000 mail-in and drop-off ballots have yet to be counted. "We're not conceding," says campaign spokesman Ricardo Quinto.