Exploring the many effects of mother’s milk 2014 Annual Meeting: Exploring the many effects of mother’s milk Monday, February 17, 2014 When mammalian mothers produce milk for their babies, they provide more than just food. Mother’s milk also helps develop an infant’s immune system and contains signaling molecules that program how a baby will grow and respond to stressful situations. Harvard human evolutionary biology professor Katie Hinde studies these signaling molecules and presented her findings at the 2014 AAAS annual meeting. Exploring the science of food addiction 2014 Annual Meeting: Exploring the science of food addiction Monday, February 17, 2014 Obesity is a serious problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than a third of adults are obese—putting them at risk for life-threatening health complications like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke. Sally Walker wonders where have all the fossils gone? Sally Walker wonders where have all the fossils gone? Member Spotlight February 13, 2014 Even though Sally Walker’s first science experiment was technically a success, it did not get great reviews. AAAS MemberCentral: Every Scientist Has a Story AAAS MemberCentral: Every scientist has a story Download February 10, 2014 Each of the AAAS scientists profiled in this publication has a personal story of scientific discovery. A moment when their curiosity compelled them to pursue new knowledge about the world around us. We invite you to read about these AAAS member scientists and policymakers who are on the frontlines of science and society. 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.  Maggie Werner-Washburne 5 Things About Me: Biologist Maggie Werner-Washburne Member Spotlight February 18, 2014 After graduating from Stanford with a degree in English, Maggie Werner-Washburne discovered her love for biology during an adventure in the Alaskan bush. Since then, she’s made some big discoveries in the field of yeast genetics and is now working on what she calls “chronic, hard problems.” Luis Nunes Amaral's world of networks Luis Nunes Amaral's world of networks Member Spotlight January 24, 2014 Physicist Luis Nunes Amaral thinks nothing of jumping the fence from his own field to work in others—biology, engineering, and computer science, to name a few.“Throughout my career, people have told me to focus,” he says, adding, “Recently, though, they have stopped.” New $1.5 million award for scientists working on big data New $1.5 million award for scientists working on big data Thursday, January 9, 2014 The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has announced an open call for applications for its brand-new Data-Driven Discovery Investigator competition. The foundation’s science program expects to offer about 15 awards this year to selected investigators at ~$1.5 million each ($200-300K/year for five years). 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 Patricia Ward sparks the public's interest in science Patricia Ward sparks the public's interest in science Member Spotlight December 16, 2013 Imagine a 12-year-old popular-culture fan who has badgered his family to go see the “Treasures of the Disney Archives” exhibit now visiting the Museum of Science Industry (MSI) in Chicago. Finished with that exhibit, entertained and alert, he drifts into a more science-heavy area of the museum — "YOU! The Experience."A human figure in a display case catches his eye, and he stops to look.