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AAAS Signs Amicus Brief in Arizona Case to Protect Scientific Endeavor

July 18, 2017 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science has joined an amicus brief authored by the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit founded in 2011 to defend climate scientists from what the brief calls “burdensome and invasive disclosure of scientists’ communications and preliminary analyses and drafts.” The brief was filed […]

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Forensic Fire Investigations Need More Scientific Input, AAAS Report Finds

July 12, 2017 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science released a report Tuesday on the quality of fire investigation in the United States. It explores inaccuracies in the existing literature about fire investigation that can affect the beliefs and behavior of investigators; assesses laboratory analytical methods and the state of computer modeling […]

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White House 2018 Budget Proposal Devastates U.S. Science and Technology, AAAS Says

May 23, 2017 – The White House’s 2018 budget plan, if it were to become law, would devastate America’s science and technology enterprise and negatively affect our nation’s economy and public well-being. Slashing funding of critically important federal agencies threatens our nation’s ability to advance cures for disease, develop new energy technologies, improve public health, […]

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Hunting by humans significantly reduces bird and mammal populations

April 17, 2017 – In tropical forests, bird and mammal populations are significantly lower – 53% and 82% respectively – in areas where hunting occurs, a new study finds. In many forests that appear structurally undisturbed, hunting can exert a major pressure on wildlife, causing large declines in populations. To better understand the impact of […]

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As March for Science Approaches, AAAS Urges Scientists and Public to Stand Up and Be a Force for Science

April 4, 2017 – At a time when communicating the value of science has never been more important to human well-being, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) encourages the hundreds of thousands of scientists and science supporters who will join the March for Science on April 22 in Washington, D.C, and in […]

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Over 50 leading American nonpartisan organizations call on presidential candidates to address major issues in science, engineering, technology, health, environment

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2016 — A blue-ribbon coalition of fifty-six leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations, representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers, are calling on U.S. Presidential candidates to address a set of twenty major issues in science, engineering, technology, health and the environment, and encouraging journalists and voters to press the candidates on […]

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Eight leading science and engineering societies express concern for welfare of Turkish scientific community, following failed coup

Aug. 3, 2016 – As the Turkish government restores order after the failed coup, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and seven other leading science and engineering societies today expressed concern for the human rights of the Turkish scientific community, which has reportedly been subject to restrictions including travel bans and the […]