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  • Announcements about major steps in stem cell research are now fairly common. How much longer until this research yields actual therapies? A special section in the latest issue of Science looks at the path toward the clinic that stretches ahead. The articles discuss how the stem-cell field is making...
  • Renewing your career after tenure [Photo courtesy of the Agricultural Research Service, USDA] After earning tenure, some faculty members "continue to achieve higher and higher levels" while others may "meander along," and some "become deadwood," according to an article on the Science Careers Web...
  • Sheila Tobias Photo © Sheila Tobias A study of high school science teachers revealed surprising results on what might motivate them to stay in the classroom: the teachers valued recognition as professionals and autonomy in their classrooms over salary increases. The finding that salary was not a...
  • Heather Malcomson Ahh, summer. Warm breezes, cool ice cream, the gentle whine of mosquitoes. And the not so gentle whine of bored, out-of-school children. For summer vacation, AAAS offers a reading list of 10 science books for children ages 10-14, or grades 4-8. Heather Malcomson, editor of AAAS's...
  • Rhesus monkeys Canto, 27 and on a restricted diet, is pictured at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on 28 May 2009. The animal is among the oldest surviving subjects in a pioneering long-term study of the links between diet and aging in Rhesus...