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  • 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...
  • A host of recent studies show that growing up in poverty can shape the wiring and even the physical dimensions of a young child’s brain, with negative effects on language, learning, and attention. Those findings raise important policy questions in areas ranging from education and health to juvenile...
  • 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...