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Experts Question Adequacy of Missile Defense System

America’s ground-based defense against incoming ballistic missile warheads is unlikely to work as planned, analysts said at a AAAS-organized panel discussion.

Insights From Social Science Benefit Government
From military strategy to public health interventions, the social and behavioral sciences improve government policy, experts told a AAAS audience.

U.S. and Iran Must Develop a Talking Relationship
The United States and Iran need to find new common ground if there is any hope of finding a compromise on nuclear issues, said two ambassadors and former hostages of Iran.
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Ancient DNA Hints at Causes of Leprosy’s Decline
The leprosy bacterium hasn’t changed much over the centuries, suggesting the disease declined in Europe due to improved social conditions, researchers report in Science.

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13 June
Ancient DNA Hints at Causes of Leprosy’s Decline

12 June
Retired Scientists Lend a Hand to Busy Teachers

11 June
Students Explore Careers in Space Science

11 June
AAAS Promotes Research Cooperation with Uzbekistan

10 June
DARPA Focusing on Globally Available Technology

6 June
Environmental Protection Efforts Must Ramp Up

5 June
AAAS Suggests 10 Top Summer Books for Kids

5 June
Report Names Priorities for Gun Violence Research

4 June
Collaborative Course Encourages Student Creativity

3 June
What is Time?

31 May
AAAS Pacific Division Will Meet in Las Vegas

30 May
Science: Mars Mission Reveals Radiation Risks

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