News & Notes

News & Notes

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  • With the U.S. presidential election shifting to high gear, AAAS has debuted a Web site that offers a detailed look at the candidates and their positions on science-related issues. The site— http://elections.aaas.org/2012/ —will focus on five areas: competitiveness and innovation; science,...
  • In the late 1990s, science and engineering leaders were deeply concerned that the U.S. State Department lacked the scientific expertise that would be needed for the 21st century. Now, after a sustained effort, State has built significant scientific and technical strength and a promising capacity...
  • Many of the statistics about stroke are troubling. The disorder is the third leading cause of death in the world. And, because stroke risk rises sharply after age 60, countries with large "boomer" populations, such as the United States, are on course for a substantial increase in stroke prevalence...
  • Following are the results of the 2011 election. Terms began on 20 February 2012. General Election President : Phillip A. Sharp Board of Directors : Bonnie L. Bassler; May R. Berenbaum Committee on Nominations : Mary-Claire King; Barbara J. Meyer; Cherry A. Murray; Keith R. Yamamoto Section on...
  • The numbers tell a troubling story: Between 9th and 10th grades, about 25% of African American and Hispanic young men drop out of school. Among those who enroll in college and study science-related fields, nearly one-fifth work 20 or more hours a week to make ends meet. Perhaps it is no surprise,...
  • With interest in science diplomacy growing worldwide, AAAS has debuted an online, quarterly publication intended to build dialogue between the science and foreign policy communities and to encourage the intellectual development of such diplomacy in a variety of forms. Science & Diplomacy was...
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia—With the world’s population pushing toward 9 billion by mid-century, humanity must find ways to meet unprecedented needs for food, water, and energy without further damaging the environment. It’s a daunting challenge, and experts gathered at the 178th AAAS Annual Meeting...
  • Middle and high school teachers can now test their students’ knowledge of key science concepts at an innovative Web site developed by Project 2061, AAAS’s science literacy initiative. The “Create & Take Tests” module was added in March to the AAAS S cience Assessment site , which contains more...
  • Amid continuing economic and political threats to fundamental research, seven foundations have launched an initiative to "renew and reinvigorate America's support of basic science." Robert Conn, president of The Kavli Foundation, introduced this Coalition of Foundations for Science at the AAAS...
  • With the U.S. budget under intense pressure, lawmakers increasingly are looking to save money by cutting federal spending on research and development. But at two Capitol Hill briefings, experts offered compelling evidence that that federal investment can yield enormous dividends and warned that...