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The American Association for the Advancement of Science. Publishes Science magazine.
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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.

[PC: Trustees of the British Museum/Mathieu Ossendrijver]

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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.

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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.

#science #technology #collaboration #breakthrough  

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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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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  
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