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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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Obama Proposes Ending NASA's Human Space-Flight Program
1 February 2010 9:39 am
As many had expected, President Barack Obama has proposed terminating NASA's human space-flight program. Instead, the Administration's 2011 budget would provide money to the private sector for developing commercial spacecraft for space exploration. The decision will signal the end of the Constellation program, which was initiated by the previous Administration with the goal of returning American astronauts to the moon by 2020. The Administration appears to have paid heed to a report delivered by the Augustine commission last fall which said that NASA would not be able to continue with its human space-flight program without a boost of $3 billion a year. Under current budgetary constraints, that seemed like an impossible target. Stay tuned for more details.