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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,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
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In a response to lawsuits by environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will review a controversial decision on ozone pollution limits made in March 2008 and propose a new standard by December.
Conservation and animal welfare groups asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries to expand the protected habitat for the 400 or so remaining North Atlantic right whales to include more of their nursing grounds in the Gulf of Maine to their calving grounds off Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
The advocacy group Oceana expects that the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will approve a plan to ban destructive bottom-trawling in almost 60,000 square kilometers of deep-sea coral from North Carolina to Florida.
Norman Augustine got an earful on Capitol Hill yesterday from members of the House of Representatives who were unhappy with his commission's recommendations over how the United States should invest in space flight. Today, he faced Senators in what appeared to be a less contentious afternoon hearing.
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