VIDEO: Microbes eating away nation's sewer systems Video April 23, 2014 Tremendous numbers and diverse species of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa exist in the air, in water systems, and on surfaces, forming microbial communities or “microbiomes.” All of the environments we build contain microbiomes: houses, offices, stores, hospitals, modes of transportation, and more. AAAS members selected 'most influential' by Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Twenty-three AAAS members were amongst the scientists selected as "The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today," by, "a leading resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree," according to Wayne Downs, the site's managing editor.  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.” 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 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 VIDEO: Up close with shuttle Discovery Video December 30, 2013 Thirty-nine missions to space over the course of nearly 30 years, the space shuttle Discovery far exceeded NASA's goals of helping expand our knowledge and exploration of space. Discovery was retired from service on March 9, 2011 and now is on public view at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Rediscovering Alexander Graham Bell Podcast January 00, 1970 This webinar takes viewers on a fascinating and insightful journey into the mind and world of Alexander Graham Bell. Find out how he turned a keen sense of sound into a revolutionary device, listen to Bell's own voice -- recently recovered from early recordings, and watch a Bell-inspired kite take flight off the coast of Normandy. 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. Charles C. Nguyen creates international model for STEM education Charles C. Nguyen on frontline of STEM education Member Spotlight December 2, 2013 AAAS Fellow Charles C. Nguyen has often found himself on the frontlines. Growing up in Da Nang, Vietnam, in the 1960s, it was the frontlines of war, where it was a daily occurrence for Nguyen and his family to dodge bombs. “We were rich enough to build a bunker under our house,” recalls Nguyen, dean of the School of Engineering at Catholic University of America (CUA), in Washington, D.C. “Typically, every morning we would come up and it would happen that the next house was gone because it was bombarded.  Neighbors, gone. I still have nightmares about that.”