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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Volcano Wreaking Havoc on Science Meetings
19 April 2010 4:54 pm
Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano has snarled air traffic across Europe thanks to the ash cloud it has been belching into the sky, and traveling scientists are feeling the impact like everyone else. The Scientist reports the postponement until next year of the 5th European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) conference, which was originally scheduled for above the Arctic Circle, near Muonio in Lapland.
The ash cloud has dented attendance of at least one major U.S. meeting, too. About 5% of invited speakers have canceled at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., which was expected to attract 17,000 people. Some of the missing speakers are participating by teleconference or have asked a co-author to give their talk.
Bruce Alberts, editor-in-chief of Science, which publishes this blog, is stranded in Italy, and one of our colleagues remains stuck in Thailand.