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  • Kirk Smith Shifting global energy use away from carbon-rich sources like fossil fuels and coal is a critical step to mitigate climate change, but it also would have profound benefits for public health, a panel of experts concluded at the 2009 AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy. Kirk...
  • John Ohab Neuroscientist John Ohab was looking for a career jolt—a "fish-out-of-water" experience, as he puts it—when he went to work in the Pentagon as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow. Still, he was surprised by the greeting he received from Lieutenant Jennifer Cragg as he walked in...
  • Do you ever find yourself living vicariously through other people? If so, researchers now say they can tell you which areas of the brain you're exerting when you experience that sort of empathetic connection with a stranger. Hear Robert Frederick, host of Science Podcast, interview research author...