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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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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.