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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...
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...
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Quick Hits From Copenhagen
12 March 2009 11:49 am
COPENHAGEN—Overheard here as the climate conference wraps up:
Yale University announces that Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will lead the school's new Climate and Energy Institute.
The University of East Anglia announces that it's putting together an institute to assess various geoengineering schemes. Climate scientist Tim Lenton, who will lead the effort, told ScienceInsider that he "doesn't want the effort to advocate for any one proposal but rather provide a needed evaluation," including scientific, engineering, geopolitical, and economic grounds.
Rare good news, caveated: A British scientist says his model shows that previous thinking that 3°C of warming is sufficient to melt the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is wrong; he puts the figure at 8°.
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