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  • 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...
  • 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...