AAAS members selected 'most influential' by TheBestSchools.org Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Twenty-three AAAS members were amongst the scientists selected as "The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today," by TheBestSchools.org, "a leading resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree," according to Wayne Downs, the site's managing editor.  Hydrogen: The slow slog to zero emission energy Hydrogen: The slow slog to zero emission energy In Depth January 28, 2014 Around three years ago, a doctoral student, somewhat by accident, made a small discovery that could one day change the entire energy economy: a unique thermal reaction between two compounds. The electrifying world of Nikola Tesla Podcast January 00, 1970 Nikola Tesla's inventions help power our modern world, and yet he is not well known to the public. Now a new generation is rediscovering Tesla and is working to make sure his contributions to society are not forgotten. In this hour-long webinar, a panel of Tesla experts discuss his turbulent life, his inventions and his legacy. Your chance to be featured in Science Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Answer this question: If you had 5 extra hours per week to devote to advocacy for science, how would you use that time? at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NextGen10mc Make sure to enter by the 14th February.  A selection of the best responses will be published in the April 4th issue of Science. See results from the last survey at http://scim.ag/NextGen9Results Council elects 388 new AAAS Fellows Council elects 388 new AAAS Fellows Monday, November 25, 2013 The AAAS Council has elected 388 members as Fellows of AAAS for the year 2013. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology during the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago, which will take place February 13 to 17. Learn more about this exciting new class on AAAS's website. Actions issued to help the DOE mitigate climate change Actions issued to help the DOE mitigate climate change Capitol Connection August 27, 2013 The Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, chaired by six Democratic members of Congress, recently issued a white paper on actions that the Department of Energy (DOE) should take to help implement the President’s Climate Action Plan. Mathew Dornbush works to advance biofuels, restore native ecosystems Mathew Dornbush works to advance biofuels, restore native ecosystems Member Spotlight August 19, 2013 At what is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful campuses in the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Green Bay is the perfect place to find AAAS member Mathew Dornbush, associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, who specializes in plant restoration ecology. The campus is ringed by an arboretum that includes native prairies, woodlands and ponds, while the campus itself includes several greenhouses and native planting areas. AAAS Annual Report 2012 AAAS Annual Report 2012 Monday, June 24, 2013 The latest AAAS Annual Report is now available online at http://annualreport.aaas.org/. VIDEO: Making Las Vegas sustainable Video June 24, 2013 When one thinks of green cities, Las Vegas doesn't typically come to mind. But in fact, this city in the Nevada desert has some surprisingly sustainable efforts under its glitzy exterior. The flashy casino strip has one of the highest concentrations of LEED certified buildings in the world, according to Robert E Lang, a professor sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and UNLV Director of the Lincy Institute and the Brookings Mountain West. And Las Vegas also uses only 4% of the water it takes from a Colorado River reservoir at Lake Mead. Legislation seeks to restrict EPA carbon rules Legislation seeks to restrict EPA carbon rules Capitol Connection June 17, 2013 Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), along with seven other congressional representatives, introduced a new bill to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to regulate carbon emissions from utility power plants.