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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...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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Nominations for Lubchenco, Holdren Held Up
3 March 2009 9:40 am
The Washington Post has the scoop on why the Senate has yet to vote to confirm Jane Lubchenco for the administrator post at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and John Holdren for the job of director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, is blocking their votes. Apparently, it's got nothing to do with science and everything to do with Cuba.