How much of your freedom to communicate do you give up when you take a scientific job with the federal government? Do you need your employer’s permission to tweet? What about to speak with the press or post on Facebook? »Read More
As discussions of climate change move from prevention to resiliency, marine conservationist Tim McClanahan says that conservancy of marine ecosystems depends on creative solutions to problems shared very locally between those who make a living on the sea and those who use science to help keep it alive. »Read More
For the past three years, AAAS Fellow Kevin Healy and his team have been researching the smallest tissue unit that can be used to accurately reflect how the heart will respond to a drug. The goal is to use this mini platform to quickly screen out drugs that are non-starters and avoid costly clinical trials. »Read More
AAAS Fellow Patricia Lambert studies prehistoric war by examining human skeletal remains from archaeological sites. When she’s not in the field or the classroom, she’s singing and playing upright bass in her folk band. »
Scientists often pay for necessary professional expenses with their own money. One postdoc wrote in a recent blog post that, over the course of a year, he spent more than $1,000 of his own money on job expenses. »
The James Webb Space Telescope was the topic of a March 24 hearing of the House Subcommittee on Space. The project has been riddled with setbacks and ballooning budgets that have raised Congressional eyebrows in the past. »
Let’s face it, if you’re a PI juggling teaching and research, among various other duties, submitting grant proposals can feel like a burdensome, daunting imposition on your time. But it doesn’t have to be! Available on-demand starting Tuesday, April 28 at 9 a.m. EDT, this 75-minute discussion on grantsmanship will have you working smarter, not harder. »
This webinar explores connections between human rights and linguistics, including protecting the rights of speakers of local languages, ethical linguistic research practices, case studies of human rights advocacy in the linguistic sphere and protecting linguists whose rights have been violated. It was hosted as part of an ongoing series of webinars by the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition exploring connections between science and human rights. »
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