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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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Smithsonian Science Chief to Retire
8 January 2014 2:30 pm
Less than 4 months after the Smithsonian Institution’s secretary, G. Wayne Clough, announced his plans to retire, the organization’s chief science officer today said she will leave in March. Eva Pell has held the undersecretary for science job for about 4 years. During her tenure at the Smithsonian—a partially federally funded organization consisting of 19 museums, a zoo, and six science research centers—Pell helped developed cross-museum efforts and a new strategic plan for the institution.
Pell’s announcement creates three key vacancies for the Smithsonian to fill. In September, Eldredge Bermingham, the director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, stepped down after 7 years on the job.