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2011-02-21 07:13:33

Once regarded as the stuff of science fiction, antimatter—the mirror image of the ordinary matter in our observable universe—is now the focus of laboratory studies around the world.

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2011-02-21 06:10:00

Seven billion: that is the estimated number of people the United Nations predicts will be alive on the planet this year, and climbing to a possible nine billion by 2050.

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2011-02-21 05:50:00

Bill Chaplin, speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Washington, said that the Kepler space telescope was an exquisite tool for what is called “astroseismology”, measuring the sizes and ages of stars.

2011-02-20 21:43:14

The global scientific community is capable of policing its own behavior and should resist creation of a central oversight body to enforce 'universal standards' that may have unintended consequences.

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2011-02-20 07:05:00

US scientists on Saturday said climate change could increase exposure to water-borne diseases originating in the world’s oceans, lakes and coastal ecosystems, adding that the impact will most likely be felt within the next 30 years, and as early as the next 10 years.

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2011-02-19 06:05:00

Over-fishing by humans has led to fewer big, predatory fish in the world’s oceans, leaving smaller fish to thrive and double their numbers over the past century, scientists reported on Friday.

2011-02-18 17:04:36

Understanding and managing how humans and nature sustainably coexist is now so sweeping and lightning fast that it's spawned a concept to be unveiled at a major scientific conference today.

2011-02-18 15:28:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced today that it will donate up to 1,250 science books to Washington D.C. area schools.

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2011-02-18 11:01:11

When people on airplanes ask Alan Newell what he works on, he tells them "flower arrangements".

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2011-02-18 09:10:00

It may sound like the stuff of science fiction films, but researchers are using virtual reality and brain imaging technology to study the feeling of owning one's body, as well as near-death and out-of-body experiences.


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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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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.