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Lori Garver, NASA deputy administrator
2012-03-09 04:35:09

Ellen M. Gilmer for RedOrbit.com Lori Garver is no cheerleader. At an event this week celebrating women in aerospace, the NASA deputy administrator made clear she wasn't there to simply boost spirits about women's advances in the field. There's already plenty of evidence for that, she said. Take, for example, the "Pantsuit Memo." In 1970, a note circulated in a NASA office allowing women to wear pantsuits instead of skirts and dresses, as long as the mod look would not "offend" their...

2012-02-25 05:48:34

NASA's Office of Education will join the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in hosting a Minority Males in STEM Symposium on Feb. 28. The day-long program will focus on ways to increase participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups. U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) is the scheduled keynote speaker. Woodrow...

2012-02-20 20:23:17

Africa will benefit greatly from advances in livestock science that will benefit the animals and the people they provide with high quality protein, said scientists here Sunday. Panelists addressed the hopes and challenges of modernizing livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa during the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C. "We explored how implementing new technologies will benefit society," said University of Idaho animal scientist...

2012-02-20 13:39:41

An international team from the Nippon Foundation-University of British Columbia Nereus program has unveiled the first global model of life in the world's oceans, allowing scientists and policymakers to predict — and show through 3D visualizations — the state of life in the oceans of the future. Combining scientific data from three major factors impacting our oceans — climate change, human activity (including fisheries and river run-off) and food web dynamics (fish eating...


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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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