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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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ALMA Strike Ends
9 September 2013 2:00 pm
The strike at Chile’s Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world’s largest radio telescope, has ended 17 days after it began. The 195-member worker's union agreed to end the strike after a meeting with ALMA Director Pierre Cox this weekend. The management has agreed to give a 4% pay raise to workers who make less than $1500 a month, reduce their workweek from 45 to 40 hours starting next year, and provide a $5-per-hour bonus to those who work at the observatory's high site—5000 meters above sea level, where all of ALMA's antennas are located. The strike had paralyzed most observations at the observatory, which researchers use to study an array of questions, including how the first planets and galaxies formed.