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  • Learning about chemical reactions is essential for advanced chemistry studies and, increasingly, to understand the chemistry of life itself. But test scores and other evidence show that many U.S. middle and high school students struggle to understand even basic chemical reactions such as oxidation...
  • The need for effective science communicators is clear as science-based issues such as climate change, stem cell research, synthetic biology, neuroscience, and evolution become social and political flashpoints. Yet, traditional reward systems such as tenure and grants typically have not recognized...
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—As Haiti struggles to recover from a shattering January earthquake, a grassroots, multinational team of scientists, educators, and business leaders is developing a plan that sets science and education as a foundation for rebuilding and future growth. Under a framework that...
  • AAAS is a founding partner of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, coming to Washington, D.C. on 23-24 October. Learn more about AAAS events at http://www.aaas.org/go/sefest /.
  • At Syracuse University, students learn computer security by studying hackers’ tricks. At Western Washington University, faculty and staff have developed a virtual laboratory that allows students thousands of miles away to use the university’s advanced scientific equipment. At the University of...
  • Though they come from different countries and cultures, researchers worldwide should take responsibility for the trustworthiness of their work and recognize ethical obligations to society, says a new statement from the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, co-sponsored by AAAS. The Singapore...
  • The following candidates have been added to the ballot for the 2011 election of AAAS officers. Members registered in more than one section will receive ballots for elections for each section they are enrolled in. The 2011 AAAS election of general and section officers will be held in December and...
  • In November 2011, the AAAS Council elected 539 members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on 18 February 2012 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. The new Fellows will...
  • Under an agreement signed 17 November during the World Science Forum, the organizations will focus their efforts on two areas: building regional cooperation and networks among TWAS members and associated countries, and increasing the capacity of foreign ministries, research ministries, and...