The Markup: R&D appropriations for FY 2015 Podcast January 00, 1970 The Markup with Matt Hourihan is a new series of occasional updates on science funding in Congress, featuring AAAS’s resident R&D budget guru. In this premiere edition, Hourihan runs down how science funding has fared in the current appropriations cycle. 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. Antibiotic resistance: Will policymakers resist effective strategies? Antibiotic resistance: Will policymakers resist effective strategies? Capitol Connection October 14, 2014 One of the most pressing scientific issues facing Congress today is the risk that antibiotic resistance presents to human health. Unlike other political-scientific hot potatoes, such as global warming, the House and Senate crossed the aisle to pass a bipartisan bill to speed new antibiotics to market, and are working on a new bill to make FDA approval even easier. Could an open-access database speed up drug development? Could an open-access database speed up drug development? Capitol Connection October 6, 2014 A recent study finds a significant logjam in the development of new drugs at the discovery and early preclinical phases. Could the creation of an open-source translational research database help solve the problem? You Too Can Have a Monumental Experience: AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Chat Series Podcast January 00, 1970 Want to contribute your science knowledge to directly address societal challenges? Are you intrigued by the policy making process and seeking a way to develop science policy skills? Learn how you too can have a monumental fellowship experience! Application deadline for the 2015-16 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship year Application deadline for the 2015-16 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship year Monday, September 8, 2014 Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships. Policy fellowships provide the unique opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy realm. Fellows share an interest and commitment to public service, a desire to learn about science and technology policy, and a willingness to apply their scientific and engineering backgrounds in new arenas. The application deadline is November 1. S&T Policy Fellowship Opportunities for Faculty Podcast January 00, 1970 Are you interested in expanding your science policy resources and networks? Considering a sabbatical year opportunity that will give you hands-on federal policy experience? Watch this video based chat session on the AAAS Science & Technology (S&T) Policy Fellowship program and application process for the 2015-16 fellowship year. Creating a culture of safety in the lab Creating a culture of safety in the lab Driving Force August 15, 2014 In recent months we’ve learned that samples of living smallpox virus were abandoned in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) storage room, that dozens of employees at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were potentially exposed to a poorly handled shipment of anthrax, that a CDC lab accidentally contaminated a flu sample with the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain, and that a chemistry professor was fined $10,000 (and 800 hours of community service) for failing to properly supervise a research assistant who died in his lab. Members of the public may have been horrified about these cases, but academic scientists were likely less surprised. This is because many labs have an “insufficient culture of safety,” according to CDC Director Thomas Frieden. How can labs better foster a culture of safety? Communicating climate change with AAAS member Ray Weymann Communicating climate change with AAAS member Ray Weymann Monday, August 4, 2014 Retired astrophysicist and AAAS member Ray Weymann used to spend his days teaching and conducting research at the University of Arizona in Tucson or directing the Carnegie Observatories. Now he is an expert at communicating the science of climate change to the public. Weymann shares his top tips for teaching about climate change with AAAS MemberCentral blogger Summer Allen. AAAS policy fellow makes predictions about tomorrow today AAAS policy fellow makes predictions about tomorrow today Tuesday, July 15, 2014 SciCast, the largest known science and technology-focused, crowdsourced forecasting site, is helping experts around the world predict the next big thing—from the development of a 3D-manufactured organ to the start date of clinical trials for implantable cancer monitors.