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  • Project 2061, AAAS's long-term science literacy initiative, has launched WeatherSchool @ AAAS , a free online resource designed to help middle- and high-school students grasp key concepts related to weather and climate. "In order for students to understand the big-picture climate change stories in...
  • Do participants have the option to select the organization they will work with? No, placement is an iterative processes between the host sites, funding agencies, and AAAS. We place individuals where we think they would be best fit. Because of the already complex nature of placement, if you have...
  • As the MESSENGER Mission to Mercury gets ready to wrap up operations in 2015, the team is inviting all Earthlings to enter a contest to name five of the planet's important craters. The crater-naming contest was launched 15 December by NASA Education and Public Outreach for the mission, which...
  • Since 2011, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has been orbiting the planet Mercury. It has collected thousands of images of the surface, enough to create a high-resolution map of the entire planet. Just like we name mountains, plains, oceans, and craters on Earth, scientists name geological features on...
  • AAAS' Science magazine has named its official 2014 Breakthrough of the Year : the Rosetta mission that successfully landed a probe on a comet! This ambitious mission launched by the European Space Agency in 2004 marks the first time humanity has landed a spacecraft on a comet. After being launched...
  • The potoo is a type of bird found in Central and South America. If you haven't heard of these birds before, don't worry—they are an elusive group of species, masterfully camouflaging themselves during the day, becoming active only at night. Fossil remains of the potoo have been found in western...
  • Every year, Science magazine names its winner of the Breakthrough of the Year (#BTOTY) Award, as well as asking readers to vote for the People's Choice winner. Learn about the top five contenders in the People's Choice runoff vote below: 5th place: An easy cure for hepatitis C Hepatitis can refer...
  • The gap between the science classroom and a real-life career in the sciences can seem distant for some students. The 5 Questions for a Scientist interview series was created to bridge this gap! We aim to inspire students to pursue careers in the sciences by showcasing the incredible diversity of...