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  • Scientists may begin their studies with an eye on a tenure-track position, but these coveted jobs have been vanishing under a glut of science degrees and university budget cuts. As researchers found in a 2012 study in the journal PLoS One, jobs in academia become less attractive to U.S. doctoral...
  • Section Elections Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources Chair Elect: Sally Mackenzie, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln; Michael F. Thomashow, Michigan State Univ. Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Richard A. Dixon, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation; Pamela C. Ronald, Univ. of California, Davis...
  • AAAS has joined more than a dozen leading U.S. science and engineering organizations in preparing a list of science questions that they say President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney should debate in the 2012 campaign. Culled from thousands of suggestions gathered by the nonprofit...
  • 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...