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The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
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Tales from AAAS
20 February 2008 (All day)
Science reporters were in Boston last week, blogging from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW). In addition to breaking news from the meeting, our coverage included candid interviews, fun facts, and podcasts. You can view the full blog here.
Here are some highlights:
Creationism: Would You Like Fries with That?
Science news writer Erik Stokstad crashes a dinner that includes a spirited debate about creationism. What does the push to teach evolution in schools have to do with heliocentrism? Find out here.
Scientists: Be True to Your School (Board)
Speaking of creationism, what's the best way for scientists to ensure that their local schools are teaching science in the classroom? Get elected to the school board. Tips and caveats are here.
Scientist Finds Hope Among the Ruins
Scientists are often personally affected by their own research. Sociologist Elizabeth Frankenberg shares her experiences studying a village devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Read the interview with Science news writer Yudhijit Bhattacharjee here.
Your New Home in Saudi Arabia
How do you persuade 500 science majors from around the world to pursue graduate studies at a new university in a desert nation? Especially one where Sharia law prevails and women can't vote or drive? Science news writer Eli Kintisch visited a booth at the meeting's convention hall to find out.
The Podcast Visits Family Science Days
Children descended on the meeting this year to learn about everything from the history of yo-yos to the physics of Nascar. Science news writer Elsa Youngsteadt brought a microphone to see what all the hubbub was about. Check out the podcast here.