News & Notes

News & Notes

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  • The AAAS Board of Directors has approved a dues increase for 2012. 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...
  • Clinical trials are the systematic way that modern medicine determines whether new treatments are safe and effective. But while the process is critically important to improved health care, the number of new drugs submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in recent years is only about half...
  • Researchers searching for ways to influence U.S. science policy—and to prevent crippling cuts to the federal R&D budget—must learn how to cooperate with Congress to become effective advocates, according to a new guide published by AAAS. Working with Congress: A Scientist’s Guide to Policy,...
  • Modern genetic tools and the most effective science-based ecological farming practices are needed if modern agriculture is to feed 9 billion people by 2050, experts said at a AAAS forum. Pamela C. Ronald [Credit: Debbie Aldridge/University of California, Davis] Already 40% of the Earth—an area...
  • Several years ago, Saudi Arabia’s leaders were confronted with a challenge: The kingdom had a well-established science sector and strengths in several areas, but while research publications were surging in some Middle Eastern nations, Saudi publication numbers were flat. Science competition was...
  • AAAS and 139 other scientific societies and universities urged U.S. lawmakers to refrain from eliminating or substantially defunding specific areas of science as they consider the fiscal year 2012 budget. In an 11 July letter sent to the House Appropriations Committee, the societies acknowledged...
  • The AAAS Annual Meeting has long been known as the premier multidisciplinary science gathering in the United States, but this year it will continue its evolution to a prime international affair: When the meeting convenes in San Diego from 18 to 22 February, scientists, journalists, and educators...
  • She suffered a stroke at the age of 42, and for nearly a decade after, she was unable to move or communicate beyond shaking her head. Such patients usually experience little improvement, but today, thanks to a neural implant that links her brain to a computer, she has used her mind to control a...
  • After 44 years in print, AAAS’s Science Books & Film has gone online with a host of new features, ensuring the venerable journal’s position as one of the world’s leading authorities on science media resources. Podcast interviews with authors, a weekly editor’s blog, and a searchable database of...
  • The old year was ending and a new one beginning, and Alice Huang was scanning the popular news media lists of the most influential people of 2009 and the decade past, hoping to see a scientist or an engineer. This year, she didn’t find one. Incoming AAAS president . Alice S. Huang, a senior faculty...