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  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Women scientists and students are still confronted by a “chilly” climate at many U.S. universities, and unless conditions improve, their departure from science and technology fields could hinder the nation’s strength in a competitive global economy, said AAAS President Alice S...
  • Building a bright future. A field of solar panels at the King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology, Al-Oyeynah Research Station, demonstrates Saudi Arabia's commitment to strengthening its national science and technology programs to address regional challenges and become a global research power...
  • Probing environmental reports and intriguing memory studies were among the 2010 winners of the prestigious AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. Large Newspaper—(Circulation ≥100,000): Charles Duhigg, The New York Times , for “Toxic Waters,” 17 December 2009, 13 September 2009, and 23 August 2009...
  • 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...