The Markup: FY 2017 appropriations cycle begins Podcast March 17, 2016 - 9:00am - 9:08am In the latest edition of The Markup with Matt Hourihan, AAAS’s lead R&D budget analyst takes a look President Barak Obama's FY 2017 budget proposal. The budget abides by the agreed-upon discretionary cap of $1.07 trillion in FY 2017, but adds on top of that base a package of proposals to be financed through new mandatory spending, which would not be subject to the spending caps. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Is there a Science of Science Policy? Video March 03, 2016 In his keynote speech to the 2005 AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy, President George W. Bush’s science advisor, John Marburger, called for the creation of "a new interdisciplinary field of quantitative science policy studies." These science policy studies were needed, he declared, "to provide a basis for understanding the enormously complex dynamic of today’s global, technology-based society." VIDEO: Review AAAS Sphere presentations from the 2016 Annual Meeting Video March 31, 2016 These thought-provoking talks were apart of AAAS's 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. They cover a range of topics, career development, education, science policy and more. AAAS Fellow William Colglazier appointed to new UN advisory committee AAAS Fellow William Colglazier appointed to new UN advisory committee Thursday, January 28, 2016 AAAS Fellow William Colglazier has been appointed to a new United Nations advisory committee, the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM). The 10-member group will support the creation and use of innovative technologies for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which seeks to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years. The Markup: The omnibus spending bill for FY 2016 Podcast January 11, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:16pm Back in December, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law. It was good news for research and development appropriations as most science agencies saw their funding boosted back to pre-sequestration budget levels, even adjusted for inflation. In the latest edition of The Markup with Matt Hourihan, AAAS’s lead R&D budget analyst reviews expenditures for FY 2016 and highlights some of the big winners; NASA, NIH, and more! 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. House subcommittee discusses the future of biotech Capitol Connection December 14, 2015 The use of biotechnology to grow food and manufacture products is rapidly expanding, fueled by recent advances in gene sequencing and editing. But federal regulations and support have not kept pace. What rules should govern how biotech products move from the lab to the marketplace? How can the United States remain competitive? NextGen VOICES survey NextGen VOICES survey: How do political priorities affect your ability to do or communicate science? Friday, October 23, 2015 Answer our latest NextGen VOICES survey and get featured in Science: How do political priorities (or political sensitivities to particular groups) affect your ability to do or communicate science? AAAS CEO Rush Holt at the AAAS Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta AAAS Town Hall Meeting seeks input on how association can better serve society Friday, October 2, 2015 AAAS CEO Rush Holt met with AAAS members, donors, and others in Atlanta, Georgia to seek input on how the association can better serve society and become a more effective advocate for the scientific community. Capitol Connection blog A data challenge for materials science Capitol Connection September 28, 2015 Spurred by a 2013 White House memo, federal science agencies are requiring researchers to make more and more of their data publicly available. The scientific value of these data sets remains uncertain, however. Are there discoveries sitting out in the open, waiting for someone with the right set of analysis tools to dig them out?