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In a statement jointly published in Science and Nature this week, 40 influenza virus researchers announced that the voluntary pause on certain types of H5N1 avian influenza research should end in countries where the aims of this moratorium have been met and authorities have reached decisions about how best to conduct such work safely.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
12:00-1:30 PM
Rayburn House Office Building
Room B-369


Paper wasps can recognize each others’ faces, researchers report. This ability is separate from the wasps’ more general capacity to distinguish shapes and patterns, and it seems to be a specialized skill that evolves independently in various lineages of social animals, including humans.

More breaking news, more student-friendly options, and daily science facts are among the features of the new Science NetLinks.

Visitors to AAAS’s site for science education resources will also have new options for exploring the site’s hundreds of lesson plans, online tools, special resource collections, and after-school activities for K-12 teachers, students, and families.

Creative use of animation, clever narrative and a dash of humor were the main ingredients of the winning short video in the first AAAS-sponsored “Science in a Minute” video contest. The video, “Newton’s Law of Gravitation,” was produced by Nick Hanlon and Ken Maxwell of the University of Cincinnati.

Inspired by the HowStuffWorks podcast, Hanlon and Maxwell created a video which uses images of Earth and the moon along with animation to help students understand gravity.

Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy