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  • 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...
  • The AAAS Board of Directors has approved a dues increase for 2014. The new rates are effective for membership terms begin- ning after 31 December 2013. As listed below, they do not include postage or taxes for international members, which is additional. For more information, contact the AAAS...
  • Kigali —High-ranking government leaders from six African nations have pledged to expand their collaboration in science and science education to further economic and human development in their resource-rich but long-impoverished region. At a landmark meeting organized by the Rwandan Ministry of...
  • Lifeline in the desert .The Colorado River supplies virtually all of southern Nevada's water. [iStockPhoto/Aqualand Photography] LAS VEGAS — Concerned about ebbing water levels at nearby Lake Mead and the future of the Colorado River that fills it, southern Nevada's water management agency aims to...
  • Stories on the potential impact of climate change in two localities and on the secret lives of scientists and engineers are among the winners of the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. Large Newspaper—(Circulation ≥100,000): Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,...
  • Pacific Rim S&T. The AAAS Annual Meeting will convene for the first time in Vancouver, British Columbia. [Photo @ Tom Quine , Licensed CC-BY 2.0] It is a question that frames the 21st-century scientific enterprise: As the world population moves toward 9 billion, will it be possible to provide...