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  • January 22, 2015

    When AAAS Fellow and neurologist Scott Grafton wanted to set up a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner dedicated solely to research at Dartmouth College everyone said he was crazy. Hospitals and medical schools operate MRI scanners, not psychology departments.

    "Everybody told me we needed an army of physicists to run this machine," Grafton said, adding: "It was totally successful from day one." »

  • January 9, 2015

    Long before there were workshops and conferences about science communication, there was Julia Moore.

    The AAAS Fellow and communication expert has spent a long and distinguished career in Washington, D.C., working on a variety of science and public health issues from nuclear arms to nanotechnology.

    Along the way, Moore developed a few theories about policy and communication that have proven true for her again and again. They go like this:


  • December 31, 2014

    It’s a challenge keeping up with the thoughts of Peter Hancock, a pioneering researcher in cognitive engineering and human performance. His work combines philosophy, invention, and the study of human factors to help improve everything from highway construction to customer service. »

  • December 19, 2014
    As a survivor of childhood cancer, Cecil Dybowski found himself drawn to scientific pursuits. And as both a musician and a music aficionado, he has a deep appreciation for music and art. Both of his interests interconnect in his current work: He uses spectroscopy to study how different materials interact, including the chemical reactions that are destroying famous works of art.
  • December 17, 2014

    When AAAS Fellow Andrew Fountain began studying glaciers more than 30 years ago, his research area was considered by many to be a bit of an oddity. These days that’s all changed. »