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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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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.