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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...
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...
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Carl Wieman Chosen for White House Science Post
22 March 2010 7:11 pm
Physicist Carl Wieman has been picked to be associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
A 2001 Nobelist for creating a new form of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, Wieman has since become a leader in the effort to reform U.S. undergraduate education. He divides his time between the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in Canada, and the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The science slot, which also oversees education, is one of four associate director positions at OSTP. Today's announcement was the president's intent to nominate him. The nomination requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.