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AAAS Writes Louisiana's Speaker of the House, Reiterating Opposition to Anti-Science Education

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AAAS Writes Louisiana's Speaker of the House, Reiterating Opposition to Anti-Science Education Efforts

As Louisiana policy-makers prepared to debate Senate Bill 733, the so-called "Louisiana Science Education Act," AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner, executive publisher of the journal Science, sent a letter directly to Speaker of the House Jim Tucker (R-Algiers) and other state representatives decrying the latest effort to insert religious, unscientific views into science classrooms. "Louisiana students need a firm understanding of evolution and other essential concepts to compete for high-skill jobs in an increasingly high-tech world economy," Leshner noted.


By AAAS, USA.


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Flu Viruses Take One-Way Ticket out of Asia, Then Travel the World

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Flu Viruses Take One-Way Ticket out of Asia, Then Travel the World

Seasonal influenza strains constantly evolve in overlapping epidemics in Asia and sweep the rest of the world each year, according to an international research team publishing in the 18 April issue of the journal Science. The findings suggest that by focusing surveillance efforts on East and Southeast Asia, researchers may be able to extend their forecast of the flu strains most likely to cause epidemics, which may in turn help experts decide which strains should go in the flu vaccine each year.


By AAAS, UK.


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Campaign Workshop Offers Practical Advice to Scientists Interested in Political Office

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Campaign Workshop Offers Practical Advice to Scientists Interested in Political Office

Scientists and engineers who are thinking of running for political office—or are simply interested in the nuts and bolts of running a campaign—can learn more about the key strategies and challenges of entering political life at the first annual Campaign Education Workshop on 10 May in Washington, D.C.


By AAAS, USA.


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