American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Name: American Association for the Advancement of Science
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State Department Sponsors Global Technology Competition

The Tech-I competition is an annual global competition sponsored by the U.S. State Department in partnership with American Association for the Advancement of Science, to foster innovation and entrepreneurship around the world. More than 500 teams from ... [Published VOA News - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Letter - Climate change naysayers’ reasoning isn’t sound

AdvertisementCritics of the science of climate change promulgate a number of nonsensical ideas.Some claim that since CO2 constitutes only about 0.04 percent of atmospheric gases, it isn’t such a big deal if its concentration increases from 280 to 400 ... [Published Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Syria’s World Heritage Sites severely damaged by war

Click "start slideshow" above to see before and after imagesAncient cities, castles and ruins are among the casualties of war in Syria. Satellite images reveal that five of the country’s six World Heritage Sites have suffered damage and some structures ... [Published Science News Online - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 2 reports

Global Health Security Agenda: NGO Proposals for Addressing Emerging and Evolving Biological Threats

partner nations launched the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) in partnership with the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Organization of Animal Health, and the European Union. Since that ... [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Protecting ancient treasures from becoming casualties in Iraq and Syria

GWEN IFILL: Now to another form of destruction taking place in Syria and Iraq, that of history itself.Jeffrey Brown looks at that side of the story, part of his series Culture at Risk.JEFFREY BROWN: On a site dating back to the 8th century B.C., this ... [Published PBS - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

BSA Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, 10/14: 'LCLS: A Stunning New View Through X-ray Laser Eyes'

Successfully commissioned at SLAC in 2009, LCLS produces highly focused, ultrafast x-ray pulses like flashes from a high-speed strobe light. This enables scientists from around the world to take stop-motion pictures of atoms and molecules in chemical ... [Published Nanotechnology News - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

BBC News - Syrian heritage destruction revealed in satellite images

the University of Pennsylvania (208 articles) Track-ItUnited Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (193 articles) Track-ItAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (12 articles) Track-It ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

NZ 'not immune' from Ebola

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in New Zealand is unlikely, but possible, a Manawatu University ebola expert says. Dr David Hayman, a senior lecturer in veterinary public health at Massey University in Palmerston North, has studied the Ebola virus in bats ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

AAAS Satellite Image Analysis: Five of Six Syrian World Heritage Sites 'Exhibit Significant Damage'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science issued the following news release: In war-torn Syria, five of six World Heritage sites now "exhibit significant damage" and some structures have been "reduced to rubble," ... [Published Street Sweeper - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

The GIST initiative Tech-I Voting! from now until October 1

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is announcing the commencement of the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST)  initiative Tech-I Voting! , where everyone is invited to vote online for the best startup among ... [Published Wamda - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Award-Winning "myIDP" System Offers Printable Certificate to Help Early-Career Scientists and Engineers Chart Their Careers

WASHINGTON , Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As competition for science jobs and funding intensifies, an award-winning online tool called "myIDP" has been further enhanced to help early-career scientists and engineers create "individual development ... [Published A.M. Best - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Virginia Sea Level

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Science Magazine is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I’m reading my AAAS Newsletter, and I find the following blurb (emphasis mine): Virginia Panel Releases Coastal Flooding Report. ... [Published Watts Up With That? - Sep 14 2014]

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...Mark Lutschaunig, director of AVMA's Governmental Relations Division. "Veterinarians like Ackley, Crawford and La Jeunesse have a unique opportunity to use their scientific training and expertise to help our nation's leaders craft sound legislative policies that will enhance animal health and welfare, protect our food supply, promote public health and preserve our environment for the future. On behalf of the AVMA, we would like to thank the three fellows for their commitment to public service and welcome them to Washington."
"If the Mars Orbiter Mission does nothing else but return to us a variety of global images of Mars from different positions and phases, the mission will be a great success, as far as I'm concerned" Lakdawalla writes. Amen to that
..." But a reviewer nixed Heard’s little joke. "Although I appreciated the levity of the reference," he wrote, "I think it is not appropriate for a scientific publication."
The letter says looting has turned Syria’s heritage sites into “weapons of war,” with the sale of antiquities “fuelling the conflict.” "An international ban is needed now,” the letter reads."

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UC Professor Chosen To Lead Paleontological Soc... [Published University of Cincinnati - 7 hours ago]
AVMA congressional fellows take posts on Capito... [Published American Veterinary Medical Association - Sep 30 2014]
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It's No Joke: Humor Rarely Welcome in Research ... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Sep 29 2014]
Letter - Climate change naysayers’ reasoning is... [Published Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - Sep 28 2014]
Where did Common Core standards come from? [Published Davis Enterprise - Sep 28 2014]
For Legume Plants, a New Route From Shoot to Root [Published Lancaster Farming - Sep 27 2014]
United Nations Ban on Trade in Syrian Antiquiti... [Published MSNBC Newsweek - Sep 27 2014]
Pulitzer Prize Winner Dan Fagin And The Story O... [Published Boise State Public Radio - Sep 27 2014]
Turkmenistan: Reports Opens Window On Torture [Published EurasiaNet - Sep 27 2014]
Video: Global Health Security Agenda-Opening Re... [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Sep 26 2014]
Tania Baker to be honored with Arthur Kornberg ... [Published MIT News feed - Sep 26 2014]
ASU scientist Devens Gust receives Lifetime Ach... [Published Arizona State University - Sep 25 2014]
Syria Conflict Damages World Heritage Sites [Published The Guardian Express - Sep 25 2014]
Syria’s World Heritage Sites severely damaged b... [Published Science News Online - Sep 25 2014]
UCSB Chemistry Professor Galen Stucky Named Tho... [Published Noozhawk.com - Sep 25 2014]
AAAS Assesses the Current Status of Syria's Wor... [Published Sensors & Systems - Sep 25 2014]
Significant War Damage Done to Syrian World Her... [Published Cutting Edge News - Sep 25 2014]
Baltimore’s National Coalition of 100 Black Wom... [Published Afro American Newspaper - Sep 25 2014]
Protecting ancient treasures from becoming casu... [Published PBS - Sep 25 2014]
Global Health Security Agenda: NGO Proposals fo... [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Sep 24 2014]
Global Health Security Agenda [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Sep 24 2014]
NTI Co-Sponsors Biosecurity Meeting Amid Ebola ... [Published Nuclear Threat Initiative - Sep 24 2014]
Scientists Sit Out Genetic Engineering Debate [Published American.com - Sep 24 2014]
WorldViews: War has damaged all but one of Syri... [Published Washington Post - Sep 24 2014]
BSA Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, 10/14: 'LCLS... [Published Nanotechnology News - Sep 24 2014]
That rational two-state solution [Published The Times Of Israel - Sep 23 2014]
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Tania Baker to be honored with Arthur Kornberg ... [Published MIT News feed - Sep 26 2014]
Tania Baker, the E. C. Whitehead Professor of Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, will receive the Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Stanford University Medical Center Alumni Association. Baker, who will ...
Marching to Make the Urgency for Climate Action... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Sep 19 2014]
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director International Program, Washington, D.C.   Climate change is no longer a far-off peril, it’s here and now. From Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. east coast to the horrific Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, from rising ...
NIFA Addresses Leveraging Research Funding in A... [Published Get the Facts from Farmer Gene - Sep 18 2014]
“We do need biotechnology as a tool!” – Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy was appointed to serve as director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on May 7, 2012. In his presentation, “Leveraging Research Money in Animal ...
NIFA Addresses Leveraging Research Funding in A... [Published I Am Biotech - Sep 18 2014]
“We do need biotechnology as a tool!” – Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy was appointed to serve as director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on May 7, 2012. In his presentation, “Leveraging Research Money in Animal ...
Seeds of Doubt [Published IntelliBriefs - Sep 17 2014]
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/25/seeds-of-doubt An activist's controversial crusade against genetically modified crops.BY MICHAEL SPECTER  Vandana Shiva accuses multinational corporations such as Monsanto of attempting to impose "food totalitarianism" ...
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