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The United States and Iran need to find new common ground if there is any hope of finding a compromise on nuclear issues, said two ambassadors and former hostages of Iran.
The leprosy bacterium hasn't changed much over the centuries, suggesting the disease declined in Europe due to improved social conditions, researchers report in Science.
Retired scientists and engineers volunteering in K-12 classrooms give students and teachers alike the benefit of their hands-on expertise.
You don't need to be an astronaut to have an exciting career in space science, a panel of experts told middle-school students visiting AAAS.
Agricultural, environmental and human health challenges suggest opportunities for cooperation between life scientists in the United States and Uzbekistan, AAAS reported.
In addition to its ongoing efforts to protect U.S. national security via game-changing technology, DARPA is working to become the best users of globally available technology.
This is the "make-or-break" decade for environmental protection, says the largest public funder of environmental protection, restoration and sustainable development.
Ten great books for students in kindergarten through fourth grade, suggested by Science Books & Films at AAAS, promise to stimulate imaginations and combat summer learning loss.
The characteristics of gun violence, risk and protective factors, prevention, gun safety technology, and the influence of media were identified as research priorities by a committee of experts.
High school students move beyond "cookbook" lab work and consult with scientists online in a computational biology course that won the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction.
The two winners of Alan Alda's "Flame Challenge" contest, a chemistry graduate student and a retired engineer, offered answers that satisfied a global panel of nearly 20,000 schoolchildren.
Organized loosely around the theme "desert science," the annual meeting of the AAAS Pacific Division will convene in Las Vegas, 16-19 June.
New radiation measurements taken from the spacecraft that delivered the Curiosity rover to Mars are the best estimates yet of the possible exposure faced by future manned missions to the planet.
Governments, corporations and individuals are all striving to gain control over the Internet, and the results of that struggle will have repercussions for Internet users across the world.
Patents have been used to promote innovation since the founding of the U.S., but some experts now say patents are used to defend marketplace advantages rather than spur creativity.
AAAS and the Foundation for Polish Science plan a new award honoring scientists whose exceptional research achievements resulted from Polish-American scientific cooperation.
Science diplomacy could help renew long-standing research and education networks linking nations Central Europe and North Africa, officials said at a meeting in Budapest.
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.
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