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  • [The following article appeared in the 27 March 2015 edition of Science , as part of the AAAS News & Notes column.] Rush Holt is, by all accounts, an unfailingly nice guy. He is so considerate of others that during an interview at a restaurant he will interrupt himself to wonder how one of the...
  • Despite an unsettled federal budget outlook with congressional Republicans at odds with President Obama over deficits and spending priorities, the director of the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program says he is "somewhat optimistic" that "some of the big science agencies will probably end up...
  • Scenes from a 2014 session of Science in the Summer, in Washington, D.C. | AAAS This summer, a free educational program that has brought hands-on science fun to thousands of children will expand from four locations on the East Coast to an additional 12 sites nationwide. The national expansion of...
  • Chronic pain affects more than 100 million people in the United States, but the median number of hours devoted to formal education on pain in U.S. medical schools is just nine, according to David Thomas, deputy director of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the...
  • The GIST initiative is led by the U.S. Department of State, and the Tech-I competition is implemented by AAAS. The GIST Technology-Idea (Tech-I) competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from around the world. Aspiring innovators submit an application online and...
  • The origin of the universe. Climate change. Cloning. Hot-button issues like these often stall in the mire of public opinion. Sabrina McCormick, 2009-11 Executive Branch Fellow at EPA , hopes her work on a major documentary series will help push the issue of climate change forward and spur action...
  • While a significant "peace dividend" has accumulated since the late 1960s due to declining or flat defense spending, the advantages of that dividend have largely bypassed investment in science, infrastructure, and education, according to a new analysis by Matt Hourihan, director of the AAAS R&D...