News & Notes

News & Notes

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  • AAAS has embarked on a far-reaching effort to make the robust organization even stronger, by enhancing its engagement with its members and enabling the Science family of journals to provide leadership in science communication in the dynamic, multimedia landscape of the future. "From every...
  • Duane B. Dimos, Sandia National Laboratories Francis J. Doyle III, University of California, Santa Barbara Vinayak Dravid, Northwestern University Elizabeth Edwards, University of Toronto Jay A. Farrell, University of California, Riverside W. Kent Fuchs, Cornell University Don P. Giddens, Georgia...
  • Nina Fedoroff is starting her new year in Saudi Arabia, focused on some lifelong research and policy passions. She’s establishing a new center for desert agriculture at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where scientists from many countries and diverse disciplines will tackle one...
  • Following are the results of the 2010 election. Terms began on 22 February 2011. General Election President: William H. Press Board of Directors: Raymond L. Orbach; Inder M. Verma Committee on Nominations: Francisco J. Ayala; Sandra M. Faber; Jo Handelsman; Thomas D. Pollard Section on Agriculture...
  • India and the United States should explore a range of cooperative initiatives in science and technology, including joint projects in developing nations such as Afghanistan and large-scale research collaborations, delegates concluded at a workshop in Bangalore. These recommendations and others...
  • Commercial fishing operations in the past 40 years have precipitated a dramatic change in ocean fish stocks, with tuna and other big predators declining and small fish like anchovies and sardines surging. That’s the conclusion of the most ambitious study ever completed of fish populations in the...
  • Second Life for learning. Penn State educators are using Second Life’s virtual campus to teach lessons in online security. But can such innovative efforts be extended beyond the university? [Credit: Angsana Techatassanasoontorn/College of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State...
  • A continuing commitment . John P. Holdren, the White House science and technology adviser, told a standing-room-only crowd that President Obama considers R&D funding crucial for U.S. economic strength. Just 2 years ago, American science seemed to be on the cusp of a new era, with Washington...
  • A group of leaders from the Asia-Pacific science community, convened by AAAS, explored a selection of possible actions that could be taken by governments, universities, funding agencies, and businesses to strengthen cooperation and innovation throughout the region. In all, the roundtable involving...
  • Some 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and given longer lifespans ahead, “we’re facing quite a crisis,” David M. Holtzman said during a recent AAAS event intended to stimulate new thinking and speed medical advances. The number of Alzheimer’s patients is likely to triple within 50...