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  • With interest in science diplomacy growing worldwide, AAAS has debuted an online, quarterly publication intended to build dialogue between the science and foreign policy communities and to encourage the intellectual development of such diplomacy in a variety of forms. Science & Diplomacy was...
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia—With the world’s population pushing toward 9 billion by mid-century, humanity must find ways to meet unprecedented needs for food, water, and energy without further damaging the environment. It’s a daunting challenge, and experts gathered at the 178th AAAS Annual Meeting...
  • Middle and high school teachers can now test their students’ knowledge of key science concepts at an innovative Web site developed by Project 2061, AAAS’s science literacy initiative. The “Create & Take Tests” module was added in March to the AAAS S cience Assessment site , which contains more...
  • Amid continuing economic and political threats to fundamental research, seven foundations have launched an initiative to "renew and reinvigorate America's support of basic science." Robert Conn, president of The Kavli Foundation, introduced this Coalition of Foundations for Science at the AAAS...
  • With the U.S. budget under intense pressure, lawmakers increasingly are looking to save money by cutting federal spending on research and development. But at two Capitol Hill briefings, experts offered compelling evidence that that federal investment can yield enormous dividends and warned that...
  • TULSA, Oklahoma—When the first Europeans made their way to the Great Plains in the center of the North American continent, they found vast prairies extending to the horizon, with the waves of grass hardly broken by trees. But a visitor to those same prairies today—from Texas up to South Dakota—is...
  • Lured by the promise of jelly beans, children crowded the AAAS table on the South Lawn of the White House during the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on 1 April. AAAS staff explained that it takes about 30 seconds of aerobic activity to burn four calories, and led kids in half a minute of...
  • Volunteer scientists are needed to review entries in the prestigious AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards competition. If interested, please contact Angela Bradley (202-326-6408; abradley@aaas.org ) in the AAAS Office of Public Programs.
  • Fiscal and political pressure on U.S. research and development spending is likely to grow more intense in coming years, with some scenarios suggesting that sweeping cuts may occur as early as 2013. Unless lawmakers find compromise budget agreements, the cuts could dramatically impair innovation and...
  • Across the Middle East and North Africa, nations are embracing science as a way to drive economic development and improve the lives of their citizens. Some are investing heavily in universities and research centers, and several have space programs. Others are making strong commitments to science...