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  • Removing the across-the-board spending caps known as "sequestration" to achieve modest increases for federal science agencies is a "strategic imperative," George Washington University President Steven Knapp and AAAS CEO Rush D. Holt wrote this week in Roll Call . Rush D. Holt | David Sharpe Such...
  • The Tara Oceans expedition is the first global study of marine plankton, a project that expedition researchers compared to "taking the pulse of the planet." | Slideshow by AAAS/ Carla Schaffer Following perhaps the largest DNA sequencing effort ever undertaken for ocean science, a multinational...
  • International wildlife crime — including the illegal sale of fish, timber, plants, and wild animals used as pets, food, jewelry, ornaments, furniture, leather, medicine, and more-threatens species, promotes corruption, organized crime and disease, and undermines economic progress, experts said...
  • Birds and mammals aren't the only vertebrate animals with warm hearts, it seems. There's also the opah, a deep-water fish that uses heat from its muscles to keep its heart — and the rest of its body — warmer than surrounding waters. The opah uses an ingeniously stacked network of blood vessels at...
  • The AAAS Senior Scientists & Engineers STEM Volunteer Program, which placed 165 role models in eight Metro-D.C. school districts in 2014-15, recently celebrated 10 years of support for K-12 science-literacy. The program , spearheaded by retired Jet Propulsion Laboratory chemist Donald Rea,...