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  • 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...
  • After earning a Ph.D. in atomic physics and spending nearly 20 years managing a U.S. Department of Energy plasma physics program, Ronald McKnight has returned to the seventh grade. McKnight is one of 70 retired scientists, engineers, and physicians heading back to the classroom in Maryland and...
  • The AAAS Board of Directors has approved a dues increase for 2013. The Board authorizes increases to cover two kinds of expenses: unavoidable costs associated with running AAAS and publishing Science , and new expenses that add value to membership. Postage and paper increases and improving online...
  • A small delegation led by Nobel laureate and former AAAS President Peter Agre delivered a series of lectures and met with Iranian science leaders, researchers, and students during a week-long science diplomacy visit to Tehran. Although the visit came at a time of tension centered on Iran’s disputed...