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2011-02-20 21:43:14

Scientific community able to police itself, noted physicist asserts 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, a renowned physicist and director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin said Saturday. Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science Without Borders meeting in...

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2011-02-20 07:05:00

US scientists, speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington 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. Numerous studies have shown that shifts from climate change make ocean and freshwater ecosystems more susceptible to...

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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. Tuna, cod, and groupers, among others, have declined around the world by as much as 66 percent while the number of anchovies and sardines has surged in the absence of those bigger fish, said researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC). People around the world continue to fish harder, but...

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. Meet "telecoupling." Joining its popular cousins telecommuting and television, telecoupling is the way Jack Liu, director of the Human-Nature Lab/Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University, is describing how distance is shrinking and connections are strengthening between...

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. Subaru will donate one book for each person who submits a form at their booth at the annual meeting of the AAAS being held at the Washington D.C. Convention Center, February 18th - 20th. (Photo:...

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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." He could also say "fingerprints" or "sand ripples" or "how plants grow." "Most patterns you see, including the ones on sand dunes or fish or tigers or leopards or in the laboratory "“ even the defects in the patterns "“ have many universal features," said Newell, a Regents' Professor of Mathematics at the University of Arizona. "All these different systems exhibit strikingly similar...

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2011-02-18 09:10:00

It may sound like the stuff of science fiction films, but researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique F©d©rale de Lausanne (EPFL) Brain Mind Institute 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. According to a February 17 press release, the study, which is being led by EPFL and University of Geneva neurologist Olaf Blanke, is believed to be "the first experimental, data-driven...

2011-02-11 00:00:45

Acclaimed AAAS Series' New Title Aimed To Help Parents Talk with Their Children Fairfax, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011 Underage drinking and its negative effects on developing bodies is the subject of a new authoritative parent's guide and website from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The book, Delaying That First Drink: A Parent's Guide written by Aimee Stern, of Silver Spring's Maryland-based Stern Communications, uses current statistics, solid science,...

2011-02-01 00:37:19

RIKEN, Japan's largest comprehensive research institute devoted to the natural sciences, will hold a booth and press event at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), taking place in Washington D.C. on February 17-21. RIKEN's presence at the AAAS will provide an opportunity to showcase the people and organization behind a string of high-profile research efforts making headlines this year. (PRWeb UK) January 31, 2011 Antimatter, genetic...

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2011-01-28 06:25:00

Archaeologists working in the Arabian peninsula are re-documenting the first human migrations out of Africa, and offer new evidence that modern humans reached the Persian Gulf as much as 65,000 years earlier than previously believed. The international team of researchers said the modern humans might have followed a direct route to the Arabian Peninsula, heading across the Red Sea, rather than traveling via the Nile Valley or the Near East as previous studies had suggested. The researchers,...


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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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