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  • Lewis M. Branscomb, a prominent American physicist, policy advisor and research manager, has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive the 2013 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize. He was honored "for his prolific and distinguished career in science, technology...
  • Diane DiEuliis and Shin Chang-Hoon | AAAS/Carla Schaffer Imagine a malware program like the 2010 Stuxnet worm creating a nuclear meltdown at a power plant. Or a small group of radicals developing a highly contagious strain of H5N1 influenza that could be spread by human contact. Or an employee in a...
  • Artists Michele Banks, Jessica Beels and Ellyn Weiss discuss their new exhibition and the relationship between scientists and artists. | AAAS/Carla Schaffer A new AAAS exhibition takes gallery visitors on an imaginary journey to a polar region transforming in response to climate change. Voyage of...
  • When the White House announced its plan last spring to reorganize and consolidate federal education programs, it raised concerns about the impact on efforts to better prepare undergraduate students for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers that are critical to solving...
  • 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...