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 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.  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. VIDEO: Investigation of dinosaur tracks in Nevada Video June 25, 2013 Just a few years ago, three hikers in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada made an extraordinary find – 190 million-year-old dinosaur tracks in Aztec sandstone! Further investigation has identified 17 tracksites in the area. AAAS Annual Report 2012 AAAS Annual Report 2012 Sunday, June 23, 2013 The latest AAAS Annual Report is now available online at http://annualreport.aaas.org/.