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The FY 2016 budget resolution makes clear the differing priorities between the parties.
Despite their exciting potential to uncover human rights abuses, technologies that collect and analyze huge amounts of data can also infringe on other human rights. The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition explored the way forward.
At the 2014 William D. Carey Lecture, the Harvard dean said global challenges such as climate change have put the world at a tipping point, and she called for new and more effective types of applied research that closely connect to curiosity-driven basic research.

AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society, is urging members and others who are concerned about American innovation to quickly share video and text messages detailing how automatic budget cuts could harm their research beginning 2 January unless U.S. lawmakers find a compromise.