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  • July 17, 2014

    AAAS Fellow Linda Billings has a unique job that combines her love of science and her background as a journalist. When she isn't busy consulting about communication issues for NASA's astrobiology and near-Earth object programs, she can be found listening to Jimi Hendrix or Lila Downs.  »

  • July 14, 2014

    Sometimes scientific data can be used to tell both sides of a story. Sometimes it’s the very thing that bridges divided interests, offering real-world solutions that speak where words have failed.

    AAAS member Tim McClanahan was banking on that in 1994 when he invited a disgruntled group of traditional Kenyan fishermen to meet with him and marine resource managers to try to hash out new fisheries management practices.

    He was stepping into the middle of a fire storm. »

  • July 8, 2014

    Two things made research on the neuron possible at the cellular level, notes neuroscientist and AAAS Fellow Scott Brady — the squid, and video-enhanced contrast microscopy, which debuted in the early 1980s. »

  • June 17, 2014

    AAAS Fellow Yves Carrière is something of an entomological Pied Piper. He is experimenting with methods to "lure" crop pests to pesticide-free zones or ‘refuges’ so that their offspring will remain biologically vulnerable to insecticides on nearby crops.  »

  • June 12, 2014

    If there is one thing Stanford University professor Patricia Burchat loves more than physics, it's teaching physics.

    In high school, the subject came naturally and she often found herself imagining how she would explain scientific or math concepts to her classmates. "I was always thinking, 'I think they would understand it if it was explained this way,'" she said. »