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  • As the fall semester begins at U.S. high schools and universities, the rites of introductory biology begin anew: Tens of thousands of students are listening to lectures on photosynthesis, memorizing parts of the cell, and learning the terms of taxonomy. The lessons would be familiar to their...
  • The 179th AAAS Annual Meeting drew the world's top scientists and engineers, but the message that repeatedly rallied participants was an economic one: Nations succeed when they persistently support research and development. R&D can yield a high rate of economic and social return, according to...
  • The year was 1973, and molecular biologist Jessica Tuchman was preparing to go to work as a congressional staffer, one of seven researchers in the inaugural class of the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows. The timing was auspicious: Energy, nuclear power, and the environment had emerged...
  • The following candidates have been added to the ballot for the 2012 election of AAAS officers. Members registered in more than one section will receive ballots for elections for each section they are enrolled in. The 2012 AAAS election of general and section officers will be held later this fall...
  • ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Pierce Corden remembers well a mild night in late October 1962: President John F. Kennedy was addressing the nation, describing the placement of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, just 90 miles from Florida, and warning of the potential for war. In the following days, a hush descended...
  • Following are the results of the 2012 election. Terms begin on 19 February 2013. General Election President: Gerald R. Fink Board of Directors: Claire M. Fraser; Elizabeth F. Loftus Committee on Nominations: Judy R. Franz; Barbara J. Grosz; Peter S. Kim; Mario J. Molina Section on Agriculture, Food...
  • Stories about microbial hitchhikers, the largest dam-removal project in North America, and issues raised by the new era of personal genomics are among the winners of the 2012 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. Large Newspaper—(Circulation of 100,000 or more): Carl Zimmer, freelance writer, for...
  • Top U.S. and Uzbek scientists explored potential research collaborations in human health, agriculture, and environmental sciences at a 3-day conference convened by AAAS in Tashkent. Uzbek and U.S. scientists have worked together previously on cotton and clean water research, and participants from...
  • For decades, U.S. researchers have been working to solve the elemental secrets of human health and disease: the function of the immune system, the triggers for cancer, the remarkable plasticity of pluripotent stem cells. Today, says University of Pennsylvania Senior Vice Provost for Research Steven...