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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...
An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
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VORTEX2, a 1-month research project on how tornadoes work, begins in May and will cover 1450 kilometers of the central United States, from the Dakotas down to the Texas panhandle. Scientists on the project will study tornadoes as they begin and cease, severe thunderstorms, and the relationship between the two phenomena. "Verification of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment2 is the largest and most ambitious attempt to study tornadoes in history and will involve more than 50 scientists and 40 research vehicles, including 10 mobile radars," says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a sponsor along with the National Science Foundation and some nonprofit groups.