For the second year in a row, AAAS will be arranging hands-on science activities for children attending the White House Easter Egg Roll. AAAS was invited by the Office of Science and Technology Policy to help infuse science into the event on Monday 5 April. In partnership with AAAS, the Lawrence...
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- While the nation’s governors and state school officers have proposed uniform standards in English and mathematics for all students in American public schools, science also should be included in the standards, two AAAS officials write in an op-ed article published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
- Francisco J. Ayala, an evolutionary geneticist and former AAAS president who long has argued that science and religion can comfortably co-exist, is the recipient of the 2010 Templeton Prize.
Graduate Students Gain Essential Skills While Showing Grade-Schoolers What It’s Like to be a ResearcherBugs in candy, birds colliding with planes and the movement of bacteria—these may not sound like a typical mathematics curriculum. But for some seventh-graders in Brooklyn, New York, these are routine lessons in math class.
- Bruce M. Alberts, editor-in-chief of the journal Science and recently named United States science envoy, has been selected by the National Science Foundation’s National Science Board to receive the prestigious Vannevar Bush Award for public service in science and technology.
- Evolutionary changes in viruses reveal why seasonal flu vaccines don’t protect against the 2009 H1N1 flu and provide insight into why older people have immunity to the pandemic virus, two new studies in Science Translational Medicine and Science report.
- Spring break season is here and many teenage girls may be tempted to take their first drink. The AAAS Science Inside Alcohol Project suggests that parents, teachers and caregivers help girls delay that drink by telling them of scientific research that shows they may be more vulnerable than boys to...
- The percentage of Americans who believe global warming is real dropped slightly from 80% in 2008 to 75% late last year, still a robust majority that reflects a continued agreement with the conclusions of climate science, a leading specialist on survey research told a Capitol Hill briefing co-...
- As U.S. officials consider new education standards in mathematics and English, a long-term AAAS science literacy initiative continues its efforts to encourage a standards-based approach to science education and set specific learning goals for K-12 students.