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  • Science correspondent Andrew Lawler has won the 2015 Society for American Archaeology's annual Gene S. Stuart Award for his story on the ancient Indian Ocean trade routes that rivaled the famed Silk Road. " Sailing Sinbad's Seas ," published in the 27 June 2014 issue of the journal, describes how...
  • Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring is one of many geothermal features created by the region's supervolcano.| "Windows into the Earth," Robert B. Smith and Lee J. Siegel Geologists finally have a complete picture of the active volcanic system underneath Yellowstone National Park in...
  • Several of the provisions in the U.S. House of Representatives' America COMPETES Reauthorization bill (H.R. 1806) would pull critical support away from the national science and technology enterprise, according to a letter from AAAS to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. In April...
  • Ronald Aguilar | Kathleen O'Neil When Michigan State University Ph.D. student Ronald Aguilar wanted to find a project for an Environmental Protection Agency student competition that benefits people and the environment, he knew he wanted to help the Shuabb aboriginal people of his native Costa Rica...
  • The research team studied the microbial diversity in people from this remote Yanomami village in the High Orinoco region of Amazonas State, Venezuela. | Oscar Noya Amerindian villagers from the Venezuelan Amazon, who had no previously documented contact with Western peoples, host perhaps the...
  • Communicating climate change will be the initial focus of a new institute — supported by more than $500,000 in donations so far-honoring the association's retired CEO, Alan I. Leshner. "Alan has been a tireless advocate of public engagement with science," said current CEO Rush D. Holt, as part of a...
  • [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...