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Beth Shapiro shares thoughts on her award-winning book, How To Clone a Mammoth, in this Spotlight on Science Writers post.
The rapid changes seen at Earth’s poles could impact every corner of the globe, panelists said at a 16 June Congressional briefing co-organized by AAAS. A related event and film screening highlighted Antarctica's increasing vulnerability to global warming, tourism, and geopolitical pressures.
Awarded yearly, the Ig Nobel prizes recognize some of the most silly, thought-provoking scientific research.

The direct impact of climate change on Arctic marine mammal health is still unclear, but there are signs that warmer temperatures are producing a "new normal" in the region.

The AAAS Arctic Division will hold its 2012 annual meeting jointly with the 15th triennial International Congress on Circumpolar Health, where representatives of nine Arctic nations and other interested participants will gather to discuss the science and policy related to a broad range of health issues that affect people who live in the Far North.