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A number of exciting, family-friendly activities are planned for Washington, D.C. and across the nation when the first-ever USA Science & Engineering Festival opens next month. As a founding partner helping to make the event possible, AAAS has provided planning and promotional assistance and will host two festival activities.

The main festival activities will take place on the National Mall and surrounding areas from 11-24 October, with free events ranging from exhibits to lectures to stage shows.

A soldier and a mother may share some interesting brain chemistry, according to a study in the 11 June issue of Science.

The hormone and neurotransmitter oxytocin, perhaps best known for its roles in maternal behavior and social bonding, also appears to foster “parochial altruism,” according to Carsten De Dreu of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and colleagues.