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Ancient Babylonians Used Geometry to Track Jupiter. Left: Cuneiform tablet with calculations involving a trapezoid. Right: The distance travelled by Jupiter after 60 days, 10º45', is computed as the area of the trapezoid. The trapezoid is then divided into two smaller ones in order to find the time (tc) in which Jupiter covers half this distance.

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Algal Toxin Impairs Sea Lion Memory and Foraging. Pictured: a sea lion stranded with domoic acid poisoning.

[PC: The Marine Mammal Center]
Red tides make dinner hard to find Domoic acid (DA) is a neurotoxin produced by marine algae. When present in large amounts, it is harmful to marine organisms and to humans. Cook et al. tested California sea lions being treated at a marine mammal rescue facility. Animals that had evidence of exposure to DA had lesions in their hippocampus and displayed reduced performance on spatial memory tasks. Because such tasks are essential to foraging in a ...
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In the ten weeks that Rose Buchmann worked at The Mayo Clinic this summer, the college junior got a chance to try out new lab techniques and learn more about what a full-time career in science looks like. The internship, arranged by AAAS' EntryPoint! program, also gave Buchmann a chance to make lasting connections with the people she hopes will be her future colleagues.
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From the bustling capital of Tokyo to the remote resort island of Okinawa, Japan's universities are speaking up about their contribution to science, and the world seems to be listening.

#science #communication #japan #EurekAlert #AAAS  
Teaching and research are conducted in English at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, a leader in the effort to internationalize higher education in Japan. | OIST/Ginter
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Science Books & Film Publishes Summer Reading Lists for Kids

Children who read over the summer – especially those who choose their own books – have higher reading scores when school starts again, studies show.

#summerreading #summerslump #reading #readinglist #AAAS  
This summer, the adventure might be found between the pages. | Flickr/ Julie Falk/ CC BY-NC 2.0
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This is exactly what teenagers my age should start reading... I also think that classics like Silent Spring and The Origin of Species should be added to the list. 
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Happy 15th birthday, Wikipedia! We’re happy to announce that we will be holding 4 edit-a-thons at the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting. Learn how to edit Wikipedia pages and use your expertise to help improve scientific information on Wikipedia. No experience is necessary to participate in the edit-a-thon.

If you do have previous editing experience, help teach others during an edit-a-thon! If you are selected to be a moderator, you will receive free registration to the Annual Meeting, courtesy of the Simons Foundation.
Background Information. As part of the Wikipedia Year of Science, four Wikipedia edit-a-thons will be held at the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. During these edit-a-thons, participants will target science pages on Wikipedia that suffer from a lack of quality content, ...
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How Epigenetics Can Affect Ants’ Behavior: A GIF to briefly capture results from Simola et al., where epigenetics changes to the brains of “soldier” ants caused them to behave more like “forager” ants.
Epigenetic control of caste-specific foraging In carpenter ants, separate behavioral classes, known as castes, are determined by the epigenetic regulation of genes. Simola et al. treated ants of different castes with drugs that affected histone acetylation. Reducing histone acetylation stimulated scouting and foraging behavior. The foraging and scouting behaviors of young ants were permanently changed by directly injecting their brains with histo...
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We asked Nicholas St. Fleur to tell us a story from the AAAS Annual Meeting. He told us about pocket whales!
Watch his story in our “Stories by You, Visuals by Us” series:
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Clinical studies to combat viral infections, a new diabetes medication, and insights to cholera are among the many breakthroughs that got their start at scientific and technical conferences, #AAAS has reported.

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A conference presentation about how the venom of the gila monster affects insulin production led to the development of a drug now used by millions of people with type 2 diabetes. | Flickr/Jason/CC-BY-SA-2.0
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Shirley Malcom: Institutional Barriers to Equality Are 'Hobbling the Ability to Move Forward Together'

Institution leaders and others in the science community must do more to create welcoming environments for women, minorities, and other under-represented groups, and "call out unfairness whenever and wherever it appears," AAAS Director of Education and Human Resources Shirley Malcom wrote today in a Science editorial.
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International Collaboration Helps Women Break 'Polycarbonate Ceiling'
A newly ramped up program supporting international collaboration and networking for women scientists and engineers is one of the ways AAAS is working to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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‪#‎STEM‬ ‪#‎WomenInSTEM‬ ‪#‎AAAS‬
At the GS5 Gender Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, Lolita Gray and Sarah Johnson were determined to talk to as many people as they could.
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science. Publishes Science magazine.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.


The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad goals:
  • Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public;
  • Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use;
  • Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise;
  • Provide a voice for science on societal issues;
  • Promote the responsible use of science in public policy;
  • Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce;
  • Foster education in science and technology for everyone;
  • Increase public engagement with science and technology; and
  • Advance international cooperation in science.

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