VIDEO: Cutting Edge: Art & Science of Climate Change Video May 13, 2014 This video, “Cutting Edge: Art & Science of Climate Change,” features talks by two leading Arctic researchers and a panel discussion on the role artists and scientists can play in helping to communicate climate change to the public. "Cutting Edge" is a lecture series which presents diverging views on some of the most pressing issues humanity faces today. Mark Hay is assisting coral survival [Ready for 2nd Edit] Mark Hay tracks coral health in Fijian waters Member Spotlight August 26, 2014 When people sense big trouble, they call for help. When the Pacific coral Acropora nasuta senses danger, it summons its own version of 911—an inch-long goby fish. The coral produces a compound that alerts the goby fish of the presence of poisonous seaweed that threatens the coral reefs. In response, the fish quickly gobble it up, thus protecting their own cozy reef home.  5 Things About Me: Paleontologist Rena Bonem 5 Things About Me: Paleontologist Rena Bonem Member Spotlight July 29, 2014 AAAS fellow and geology professor Rena Bonem’s love for fossils began in middle school. She’s also a certified scuba instructor and an advocate for saving coral reefs. When she’s not in the lab, classroom, or diving,  she competes in agility competitions with her rescue dogs.   Tim McClanahan works to save coral reefs using the language of science Tim McClanahan works to save coral reefs using the language of science Member Spotlight 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. AAAS member Charles Swithinbank dies at 87 AAAS member Charles Swithinbank dies at 87 Friday, June 27, 2014 AAAS member Charles Swithinbank, a glaciologist and polar specialist, died May 27, he was 87 years-old. Swithinbank's achievements at the poles spanned six decades and earned him the distinct honor of "having seen more of Antarctica than any living person," according to The American Polar Society's website. VIDEO: O. Roger Anderson: Radiolaria migrating from the tropics into Arctic waters Video May 13, 2014 This video features a talk by O. Roger Anderson, a professor of natural sciences at Columbia University Teachers College, and a senior research scientist in biology and paleoecology at Columbia University. Anderson's research areas include microbial ecology in the oceans, estuaries and Arctic tundra. He has published widely on radiolaria—microscopic protozoans that are now migrating from the tropics into Arctic waters—as the oceans warm. VIDEO: Janet Jansson: Soil microbes awakening in Arctic permafrost Video May 13, 2014 Janet Jansson is a senior staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Earth Sciences Division and adjunct professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at University of California, Berkeley. Jansson's research focuses on understanding key functions carried out by microorganisms in complex microbial communities, such as those residing in soil, sediment and the human gut. VIDEO: Panel discussion on climate change and art Video May 13, 2014 Scientists are collaborating with artists, journalists and others to widen the circle of public communication about climate change. This panel discussion, from the lecture event, "Cutting Edge: Art & Science of Climate Change," consisted of moderator, Lisa Friedman, deputy editor of ClimateWire, an online publication that reports on keys issues surrounding the climate change debate, Courtney Mattison, an artist and ocean advocate known for her large, ceramic coral sculptures, H. Using natural resources to help agriculture respond to climate change 2014 Annual Meeting: Using natural resources to help agriculture respond to climate change Monday, February 17, 2014 Farmers depend on natural resources—particularly water and nutrient-rich soil— to grow their food and feed the planet. Climate change is already changing the availability of these resources and farmers now need to explore new techniques and technologies to make their crops sustainable. AAASMC blogger Summer Allen interviewed Jerry Hatfield who presented his research on the role of natural resources in agriculture at the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting.  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.