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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...

2010-02-22 07:10:27

For nearly half a century, scientists have been trying to figure out how to build a cost-effective and reasonably sized X-ray laser that could, among other things, provide super high-resolution imaging. And for the past two decades, University of Colorado at Boulder physics professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn have been inching closer to that goal. Recent breakthroughs by their team at JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, have...

2010-02-21 11:12:08

News briefing at 2010 AAAS meeting More than three million children have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies since the birth of the first "test tube baby" in 1978. While the majority of these children are healthy and normal, as a group they are at greater risk of certain kinds of birth defects and being low birth weight, which is associated with obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes later in life. Carmen Sapienza, a geneticist at Temple University School of...

2010-02-21 11:09:51

AAAS panel mulls science and public acceptance Some say the world's population will swell to 9 billion people by 2030 and that will present significant challenges for agriculture to provide enough food to meet demand, says University of Idaho animal scientist Rod Hill. Hill and Larry Branen, a University of Idaho food scientist, organized a symposium during the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting Sunday to explore ways biotechnology could provide healthy and...

2010-02-21 11:07:47

MSU professor says EROI not enough A Michigan State University professor says if the world is to make better decisions when it comes to developing new energy sources, it needs to have better methods of measuring progress toward its energy goals. Just how well are we doing at developing alternatives to fossil fuels? Speaking at this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bruce Dale said that appropriate metrics are needed in order to gauge our progress...


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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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