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2011-09-15 20:03:50

Haiti and the global community should work together to build a robust science sector that can help the nation recover from last year's deadly earthquake, support future development, and improve the lives of Haiti's people, says a new AAAS report by Haitian and international scientists and educators. The report, Science for Haiti, offers a set of strategic goals for increasing science capacity and urges collaboration between Haitian scientists, the international science community, donor and...

2011-08-02 00:00:30

The Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association (ASA) expressed concern about recent and ongoing personal attacks on research scientists and endorsed the statement of concern of the AAAS Board regarding attacks on climate scientists. The ASA, citing "the important role statisticians play in climate science research," also stated its belief that the concern extends to researchers in all scientific disciplines. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 The Board of Directors of the...

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2011-07-16 05:55:00

The world's forests absorb one-third of the world's greenhouse gases, and could soak up as much as half of annual global carbon emission if deforestation was halted, according to a new study published Friday in Science, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In the study, co-author Dr. Pep Canadell, a scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia and the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project,...

2011-07-12 12:59:19

More than 140 scientific societies and universities today sent a letter urging U.S. policymakers, in their need to cut spending, to avoid singling out specific programs"”such as the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences"”and to refrain from bypassing independent peer review. The letter, routed to key lawmakers who are preparing to debate the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill for fiscal year 2012, opposes any...

2011-06-29 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the board of directors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science issued a statement (http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2011/media/0629board_statement.pdf) and press release (http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2011/0629board_statement.shtml) that denounced "personal attacks," "harassment," "death threats," and "legal challenges" toward climate scientists. AAAS's press release specifically cited actions taken by...


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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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.