News

News

823 Related Result(s)

  • Kirk Smith Shifting global energy use away from carbon-rich sources like fossil fuels and coal is a critical step to mitigate climate change, but it also would have profound benefits for public health, a panel of experts concluded at the 2009 AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy. Kirk...
  • John Ohab Neuroscientist John Ohab was looking for a career jolt—a "fish-out-of-water" experience, as he puts it—when he went to work in the Pentagon as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow. Still, he was surprised by the greeting he received from Lieutenant Jennifer Cragg as he walked in...
  • Do you ever find yourself living vicariously through other people? If so, researchers now say they can tell you which areas of the brain you're exerting when you experience that sort of empathetic connection with a stranger. Hear Robert Frederick, host of Science Podcast, interview research author...
  • CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—Recognizing that much science learning occurs outside the classroom—at a zoo, museum, or nature center—AAAS's pioneering Project 2061 science literacy initiative went to Chicago to offer something new: a workshop aimed at educators in informal science settings. Sixteen educators...
  • False color image of Cape St. Vincent at Victoria Crater, Mars. [Image courtesy of Steven W. Squyres] New data from the Mars rover Opportunity shows that the pattern of sedimentary layers in the Victoria crater on Mars, shaped by ancient water flow, is similar to patterns found in other craters...
  • By sequencing the genomes of more than 50 samples of the new A(H1N1) influenza virus, researchers have found that it is distantly related to its nearest relatives, indicating that its genes have been circulating undetected for an extended period. The findings suggest that in the future pig...
  • Southward view along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline of the Brooks Range, north-central ka. Rocks in the foreground are Lower Cretaceous conglomerate and sandstone beds of nonmarine origin, exposed on the Atigun syncline about 200 km south of Prudhoe Bay. The pipeline and parallel Dalton highway (...