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  • Norman P. Neureiter, the first director of the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy, has received one of the highest honors awarded by the Japanese government, for his career contributions to science and technology cooperation between Japan and the United States. Neureiter, now a...
  • Romain Murenzi, a Rwandan physicist who helped shape his nation’s acclaimed science-for-development strategy, has joined the AAAS International Office as director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development. Romain Murenzi The center should be a hub where developing nations,...
  • Real-world research . The wild marama bean (Tylosema esculentum), a legume that could serve as a sustainable crop in subsistence regions, is collected by community workers for a research collaboration between undergraduates at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Namibia. Biology...
  • AAAS members may suggest nominees (including themselves) for president-elect and the Board of Directors for election in the fall of 2011. For a list of this year’s candidates, see AAAS News & Notes in the 29 October 2010 issue of Science; for a list of current Board members, go to www.aaas.org/...
  • Science research and education thrive in innovative programs throughout the Middle East and North Africa, but these efforts are too often isolated and could benefit from stronger regional partnerships, experts said at two recent meetings held in Amman, Jordan, and organized by AAAS. One conference...
  • The 2012 AAAS Annual Report is now available online.
  • In the summer of 2009, Ilya Fischhoff was in Kenya, studying zebras and their interactions with the predators, livestock, and people who share an environment that was, at the time, parched by drought. Within weeks after his return to the United States, Fischhoff was looking at adaptation from a new...
  • Some of the most compelling scientific work of the 21st century depends on researchers who seek inspiration and partnerships across disciplines and national borders. It’s an approach that Frances H. Arnold, a plenary speaker at the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting, uses when she combines mechanical...
  • Early-career coup . Identifying a marker for prostate cancer earned Scott Tomlins (left, with AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner) a major AAAS award. [AAAS/Carla Schaffer] One out of every six men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Many of these cases are detected...
  • With scientists working to create new life forms and amateur biology clubs springing up nationwide, it stands to reason that the U.S. security community would be concerned that one rogue researcher or one innocent error might create a grave problem. But before uneasiness could turn to conflict, the...