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  • [The following article appeared in the 27 March 2015 edition of Science , as part of the AAAS News & Notes column.] Rush Holt is, by all accounts, an unfailingly nice guy. He is so considerate of others that during an interview at a restaurant he will interrupt himself to wonder how one of the...
  • [A variation of this article appeared in AAAS News & Notes in the 30 January 2015 issue of Science .] With federal R&D funding as a percentage of GDP at its lowest levels in several decades, states are doing what they can to support innovation within their own borders. Many have created...
  • Investing in technology that turns tidal energy into clean power has paid off for the state of Maine. | COURTESY OF OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER COMPANY At the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, just off the coast of Maine, a tidal power system built and operated by the Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) draws...
  • Barbara A. Schaal, Ph.D., dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been chosen as AAAS president-elect. Her three-year term as an officer and member of...
  • Trellis, the scientific community's new communications platform, will debut in 2015. | AAAS [The following article appeared in the 19 December 2014 edition of Science , as part of the AAAS News & Notes column] By Alan I. Leshner, AAAS Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher of Science,...
  • The 2014 GIST Tech-I finalists and mentors | AAAS MARRAKECH, Morocco — Every year, 6,300 Ugandan women die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, according to Edmund Ainebyona, a young innovator participating in the GIST Tech-I international entrepreneurship competition. Twenty-five...
  • AAAS members have elected 401 AAAS Fellows for 2014, honoring them for their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The accomplishments of the new Fellows will be celebrated at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, convening this year under the theme "Innovations, Information,...
  • Average global temperature has increased by about 1.4˚ F over the last 100 years, according to the AAAS What We Know report. | Chris Linder © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The AAAS Communicating Science workshops , which have so far served 2,100 participants at 88 events nationwide, have...
  • George De Boer and Jo Ellen Roseman of Project 2061, which is named for the return of Halley’s Comet, a nod to the program’s long-term focus. | Carla Schaffer/ AAAS Many of the debates swirling around states' adoption of the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards have...