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2011-01-12 18:21:14

Dr. Susan Rosenberg, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Named by their peers, AAAS fellows are recognized for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. A total of 503 fellows were recognized for 2010 and will be presented with a rosette pin Feb. 19 at the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The fellows will...

2011-01-11 13:16:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center basic scientists Roger Brent, Ph.D., a systems biologist, and Robert Eisenman, Ph.D., a molecular biologist and geneticist, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Brent, a member of the Hutchinson Center's Basic Sciences Division, is being honored "for outstanding contributions in...

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2010-12-31 07:05:00

A budget crisis in the American government is threatening the country's domination in science and technology that could weaken research investment just as other countries such as China are boosting scientific spending, according to US experts. Republicans, who won back the majority of the House of Representatives in November's mid-term elections, have promised to cut federal spending in order to reverse the massive national deficit that has grown to nearly 10 percent of US gross domestic...

2010-09-23 11:09:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Frederic Roze, President and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oreal USA, today awarded five talented female scientists research grants totaling $300,000 during an awards ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The highly-esteemed L'Oreal USA Fellowships For Women in Science recognizes and rewards the most promising postdoctoral female scientists from across the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100909/NY61740LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-09-09 09:24:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- New national research reveals that the vast majority -- a whopping 98 percent -- of female scientists know a female colleague who left the field because she could not overcome the professional barriers she encountered. The study exposes a multitude of obstacles facing female scientists today which contribute to the significant underrepresentation of women in important scientific fields. To explore the issues affecting the advancement of women in science...

2010-08-24 16:53:54

In response to doubts about the causes and potential extent of global climate change, a panel of four climate experts today will review the current state of climate science and discuss observed and predicted changes. The special forum, which will include conclusions from recent national and international climate change reports, will be part of the American Chemical Society's 240th National Meeting & Exposition. Entitled "Forum on Climate Change Science and Consequences," the event is...

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2010-04-08 10:40:00

Fossil find sheds light on the transition to Homo genus from earlier hominids Two partial skeletons unearthed from a cave in South Africa belong to a previously unclassified species of hominid that is now shedding new light on the evolution of our own species, Homo sapiens, researchers say. The newly documented species, called Australopithecus sediba, was an upright walker that shared many physical traits with the earliest known Homo species"”and its introduction into the fossil record...

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2010-02-25 07:45:00

Special LaserFest seminar held in San Diego As part of LaserFest, the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first working laser, the Optical Society (OSA) and the American Physical Society (APS) sponsored a special day-long seminar on the birth, growth and future developments in laser science and technology at the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting. The seminar, titled "The History and Future of Laser Technology," took place Sunday,...

2010-02-19 08:15:00

Board releases companion piece to Science and Engineering Indicators 2010 which outlines recommendations for growing world S&E capacity, and an interactive tool, enabling state data comparison Today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Science Board (NSB) released the policy-oriented companion piece to its biennial publication, Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI). SEI 2010 was delivered to the President and to Congress and...

2010-02-22 07:26:12

Protect yourself from the summer sun is good advice to children who want to play outside on a hot summer day and it is good advice to cities as a way to mitigate the phenomenon known as urban heat island. For children, a hat, long sleeves and sun block provide protection. For cities, it might be canopies, additives to construction materials and smarter use of landscaping that helps protect it from the sun, said Harvey Bryan, an ASU professor of architecture. Bryan presented several possible...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'