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  • The bipartisan budget deal reached in late 2013 was praiseworthy, AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner said in a newly published Politico op-ed , but more must be done to counteract the decades-long decline in federal funding for research and development. The Politico piece, co-authored by Paul Stoffels, M.D...
  • SciCast is a research project in which a number of organizations and partners, including CSTSP, are working with George Mason University to forecast the outcomes of key issues in science and technology. SciCast is part of the Forecasting Science and Technology (ForeST) Program funded by the...
  • AAAS/Carla Schaffer A 5 December reception held at AAAS headquarters celebrated International Human Rights Day with the debut of a video series chronicling the successes of the AAAS On-call Scientists program. Launched in 2008, the program matches scientists, engineers and health professionals with...
  • Cover illustration by Diego Patino; Permission of Scientific American/Farrar, Strauss and Giroux Is it OK to give a GloFish as a gift? You can find out whether to add one to your seasonal shopping list with the help of AAAS's Science Books and Film 's December issue . The SB&F holiday guide is...
  • Students from Brentwood's South Middle School form a giant, colorful question mark and ask this year's Flame Challenge question to scientists: "What is color?" | Courtesy Stony Brook University An eleven-year old asks, "What is color?" And your answer is... The Alan Alda Center for Communicating...
  • This flexible electronic device can stick to the wet surfaces of living, moving tissues such as the heart, and sense and control the electrical activity of these tissues. Scientists are now investigating whether a similar electrode array could suppress seizure activity by interrupting electrical...
  • Bart Boets (left) at a Leuven press briefing with his Science co-authors Maaike Vandermoste, Hans Op de Beeck and Pol Ghesquière; © Michael De Lausnay The root cause of dyslexia, debated for decades, is poor connectivity in language regions in the brain, not the inability of the brain to "represent...
  • Scientists in Antarctica have discovered neutrinos with energies much higher than neutrinos that originate in our Solar System, according to a new report in Science . The researchers hope that these tiny, massless particles could tell us something about cosmic rays, the origins of which have long...