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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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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.