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EurekAlert!, the global science news service operated by AAAS and its sister site, EurekAlert! Chinese, have selected five recipients for the 2012 AAAS-EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters.

There are oft-discussed fears that terrorists or hostile nations could launch cyber-attacks against critical sectors of the American economy, but what about the possibility the United States might conduct cyber-attacks of its own, defensive or otherwise?

Sweden’s top minister for higher education and research called on the United States and Europe to increase scientific cooperation and strengthen financial support for innovation.

Speaking at AAAS headquarters, Tobias Krantz, minister for higher education and research in Sweden, said that the United States and the European Union, along with Japan, are the current world leaders in science and technology.

The 34 young people who tell their stories in the new book, Roadmaps and Rampways, are either blind or deaf, or they may get around in wheelchairs or have learning disabilities. But their disabilities do not define them, and have not stopped them from taking jobs as biologists, computer scientists, mechanical engineers, and aerospace scientists.