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Scientists must engage lawmakers in good times and bad, said a leading backer of science in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Cockroaches like sweets but the sugar-coated traps designed to lure and kill them haven't been as effective as they once were, and a new study in Science explains why.
Open-access online courses serving massive numbers of students can make education more accessible, but they also raise questions about helping at-risk students, experts said.
Prioritizing industry-focused science more highly than basic research—a trend underway in the U.S. and Canada—is short-sighted, AAAS CEO Alan Leshner writes in the Toronto Star.
The Canadian government is taking steps to encourage business-oriented research, said the country's minister responsible for science and technology.
The misuse of a well-known ranking system for research journals has distorted how scientists are hired and how research is funded and published, Bruce Alberts writes in a Science editorial.
International research collaborations are on the rise, pushing scientists, their institutions and security experts to find new ways to create a safe, productive environment for research.
America needs a national, research-based effort to help more undergraduates complete science and engineering degrees, Freeman Hrabowski, III said in his 2013 William D. Carey lecture.
Polarized debate over environmental regulations' effects on the economy are complicating federal efforts to create sound environmental policies, experts said.
Seven foundations have formed a coalition with the aim of increasing support for basic science among the nation’s philanthropists and foundations.
E. coli bacteria that travel between the gut and urinary tract may contribute to recurring urinary tract infections, researchers suggest in a new Science Translational Medicine study.
Brain imaging and other tools of neuroscience are unlikely to shake up the legal system in the near future, experts said.
Preliminary AAAS research suggests that a stronger foundation in chemistry can better prepare students for high-school biology.
AAAS has confirmed on-the-ground reports of multiple oil slicks in Turkmenistan and the adjacent Caspian Sea in a report that demonstrates an innovative use of imaging technology.
Legislation limiting NSF funding to research with direct uses "would throw the basic research baby out with the bathwater," said presidential science adviser John Holdren.
A robot the size of a house-fly is providing researchers with a new way to study the dynamics of nature’s smallest aerialists, according to a report in Science.
President Obama's budget request for Fiscal Year 2014 includes increases in federal R&D spending—but only if sequestration is repealed.
A California high school course, winner of the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction, teaches students to probe the root causes of famous engineering disasters.
Explosions of knowledge in diverse fields will stifle biomedical progress if researchers don't strengthen interdisciplinary connections, said engineer-turned-cardiologist Elazer Edelman.
The AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy, the premier gathering for those interested in the intersection of policy with science and technology, will be held on Thursday and Friday.
Eco-friendly egg-washers, waterfall-powered battery-charging stations and other technologies presented at the EPA P3 competition help solve important sustainability challenges.
Tuberculosis, including an alarming number of drug-resistant cases of the disease, is on the rise in North Korea. But the country has stepped up its efforts to fight TB, in new laboratories and rural clinics.
In a set of principles delivered to lawmakers, AAAS and others urged Congress to support STEM education and research across all disciplines while reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.
Researchers in this week's special issue of Science highlight strategies to make science education more relevant to students and to equip teachers with next-generation resources.
Graduate students investigating the scientific enterprise itself exchanged ideas at the STGlobal Consortium's Science and Technology in Society conference.
Polarization of the two main U.S. political parties has changed from partisanship to tribalism, stymieing the development of effective science policy, an expert said at AAAS.
New findings in Science shed light on the anatomy and likely habits of Australopithecus sediba, a possible human ancestor discovered in South Africa in 2008.
Obama's proposed FY 2014 budget includes $142.8 billion for R&D—slightly more than the enacted FY 2012 amount and about the same as the FY 2013 continuing resolution level.
A Stanford biology class that involves undergraduates in their instructors' research has been awarded the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction.
How much exercise burns off the calories in one jelly bean? Kids jumped to find out while learning about the science of healthy living from AAAS staff at the White House Easter Egg Roll.
A printed, three-dimensional material assembled from tiny droplets could one day mimic the behavior of cells in tissues, new research in the journal Science shows.
Marcia McNutt, former director of the U.S. Geological Survey, has been named by the AAAS Board of Directors to serve as editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals.
Turning a photographer's eye on raw data from space missions, Michael Benson has created stunning images of planetary vistas, displayed in a new exhibit at the AAAS Art Gallery.
New research in Science Translational Medicine demonstrates that gastric bypass surgery in mice dramatically altered their gut microbes, which may contribute to weight loss.
The U.S. government will likely invest approximately 6.9 percent less in federal R&D for the fiscal year 2013 than it did in 2012, according to an analysis by AAAS.
Cooperation between U.S. and Iranian health scientists has led to important health advances for both countries, according to the latest edition of Science & Diplomacy.
A six-legged robotic device can walk across a bed of loose sand and may help improve the performance of walking and roving robots, researchers report in Science.
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