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2014-06-09 12:31:00

Dr. Stephen Gallo will discuss factors influencing scientific peer review of grants RESTON, Va., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 10, 2014, Dr. Stephen Gallo of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) will participate in a panel discussion as part of the 2014 Tri-Agency Peer Review Workshop to be held in Ottawa, Canada. The meeting, "Inside - Out: Perspectives on Maintaining High Quality Peer Review in Changing Times", is sponsored by the Canadian...

2014-03-26 15:57:01

Support for the subject has declined, but its study can avoid costly mistakes for society Support in developed countries for natural history—the study of the fundamental nature of organisms and how and where they live and interact with their environment—appears to be in steep decline. Yet natural history provides essential knowledge for fields as varied as human health, food security, conservation, land management, and recreation. In the April issue of BioScience, a group of scientists...

2014-01-29 00:20:44

AIBS is pleased with speech, eager for next steps WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) applauds the President for discussing the importance of scientific research in his State of the Union address. "I appreciate the President's call for renewed investment in our nation's research enterprise. Scientific research spurs innovation and will grow our economy. Scientific research and quality science education have...

2013-02-13 15:00:36

Governments need to create environmental policies that populations will over time accept as normal Researchers should study how people's social and personal norms are influenced by behavior and use their insights to help governments promote pro-environmental actions, a distinguished group of scholars writes in the March issue of BioScience. The authors maintain that effective policies induce not only short-term changes in behavior but also long-term changes in norms. More effective...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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