VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Leadership Lessons from Confronting Crises Video May 24, 2016 Leadership skills are often honed in the crucible of crisis, for issues ranging from a budget meltdown to a natural disaster. Science Editor-in-Chief and president-elect, National Academy of Sciences, Marcia McNutt is no stranger to crisis management—during her years helming the USGS, she was known as the "master of disaster." In this AAAS Colloquium Talk, she gives examples of lessons she has gained from her career of fighting oil spills, responding to earthquakes, reinventing institutions, and even combating scientific misconduct. Science relaunches website Science relaunches website Tuesday, January 12, 2016, AAAS's online flagship journal, Science, has a brand new look that incorporates many new features as well as existing online elements from the more recent journals in the Science family. The site rolled over on Tuesday, around 1:00 p.m. VIDEO: The study of scallop evolution Video January 30, 2015 AAAS Fellow Thomas R. Waller, 77, is a curator of mollusks at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. By examining both fossilized and living specimens of molluscan class Bivalvia (clams, scallops, oysters) under the microscope, Waller takes notes on morphology, looking for evolutionary relationships among groups of organisms. A tribute to AAAS Fellow Joseph F. Coates The science of looking ahead: A tribute to AAAS Fellow Joseph F. Coates Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Some people just see farther. For a “consulting futurist,” foresight would seem to be mandatory. For AAAS Fellow Joseph F. Coates, who died October 16 at age 85, the scientific study of what’s beyond the visible horizon yielded a career that combined brilliance, effrontery and a legion of devotees.   Lucy a scientific muse for William Kimbel Lucy a scientific muse for William Kimbel Member Spotlight November 4, 2014 At 3.2 million years old, her part-human, part-apelike skeleton stands just 3 feet 8 inches tall, yet she is known as “the wondrous one” in Ethiopia, where she was discovered. Her other name is Lucy, and at the time of her discovery in 1974 she was the oldest, most complete fossil human ancestor ever found. Her discovery brought new insights into human evolution for both scientists and the public. AAAS Fellow William Kimbel first laid eyes on Lucy in 1975 when he was an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University. BOO-LECULAR Evolution Stencil AAAS boo-lecular stencil - Evolution Download October 30, 2014 IT'S PUMPKIN CARVING TIME!This Halloween, show your love for Science with a AAAS pumpkin carving stencil.Free to download now!  Kenneth Nealson Kenneth Nealson's discoveries defy long-held assumptions Member Spotlight May 19, 2014 When you step into Kenneth Nealson's lab, it would be normal to look around for the bench where his research is done. But in this lab, there aren't any signs that assign benches to specific researchers. "Oh yes," Nealson says, throwing out his arms. "All this is mine." Elizabeth Reitz is unearthing ancient cultures Elizabeth Reitz is unearthing ancient cultures Member Spotlight February 20, 2014 More than a clay pot, more than a crumbling ancient building, a bone can sometimes speak to the secrets of history. Anthropologist Elizabeth Reitz has discovered that biological clues can help reveal what species of animals a population raised and ate, how their culture was inspired by food choices, and the technologies they developed to access different sources of nourishment. And, she says, bones can divulge even 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.  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