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2014-07-17 23:00:44

Proof expands upon Adam Rogers’ 2011 WIRED magazine article “The Angel’s Share”; the story of Sporometrics' Dr. James Scott’s discovery of not just a new species, but a completely new genus of fungi, identified on trees, street signs, and buildings surrounding whiskey warehouses in Lakeshore Ontario, then around distilleries across the globe. The unmasking of the whiskey fungus Baudoinia compniacensis is just one of dozens of tales Rogers tells as he uncovers the science of...

2014-02-13 08:25:23

CHICAGO, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD recognize 2014 winners at the AAAS annual meeting Five chemists are being honored with Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, each for research that looks to nature for ways to address cancer, malaria and other medical problems. The winning researchers, representing five regions of the...

2014-02-12 20:22:02

BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A study describing the complete wiring diagram for the part of the nervous system that controls mating behavior in male roundworms was chosen as the most outstanding paper published in Science in the year June 2012 to May 2013. Scott Emmons, Ph.D. , senior author of the paper and professor of genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will accept the American Association for the Advancement of Science's...

2013-10-28 23:02:45

Annual survey ranks DuPont among the top biotechnology employers. Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 DuPont was ranked among top employers in 2013 by Science magazine for the sixth consecutive year. The Science and Science Careers’ annual Top Employers Survey polls employees to determine the 20 best employers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Survey respondents are asked to select and rate companies on 23 characteristics, including corporate image, financial...

2013-09-13 23:17:55

Identify a science-related object based on its close-up picture in the new Mystery Image Contest. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Think you’re clever at noticing details? Are you able to piece together the whole picture from just the barest fragment? Then Science NetLinks invites you to participate in its new Mystery Image Contest, a recently added feature on its site. The Mystery Image Contest (http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/mystery-image/mystery-image-contest-sept-2013-1/...

Researchers Identify Unprotected Regions That Harbor The Majority Of Life On Earth
2013-09-05 16:23:48

American Association for the Advancement of Science Can the separate international commitments of protecting 17% of the planet's terrestrial surface and of conserving 60% of the world's plant species within these protected areas be met simultaneously by 2020? A new study suggests that they can—but only if researchers and conservationists do more to safeguard particularly hot spots of biodiversity. According to Lucas Joppa from Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England, and colleagues...

2013-08-08 15:02:19

In Syria's largest city, Aleppo, damage to buildings and infrastructure steadily increased over a ten-month period ending in May 2013, according to a new analysis by AAAS of high-resolution satellite images. Virtually all of the destruction appears to be in rebel-controlled or contested areas, and a substantial amount is in Aleppo's Ancient City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aleppo has been the site of ongoing conflict since July 2012. Since then, the city has experienced a nearly...

2013-07-09 21:12:42

University of Illinois professor discussed barriers and opportunities to meeting food and bioenergy demands in 2030 at the AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture. Global atmospheric change, stagnation of yield increases, uncertain societal acceptance, and government policies are some of the greatest barriers to meeting the growing demand for food, feed and fuel from our major crops said guest lecturer Stephen Long at the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science...


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Science
2012-05-28 09:45:25

Science is a weekly peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It was founded by New York journalist John Michaels in 1880 with financial support from Thomas Edison and later from Alexander Graham Bell. Because of limited success the journal ceased publication in March 1882, only to be reestablished a year later by entomologist Samuel H. Scudder who was able to keep the journal going until 1894, when it was sold to psychologist James...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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