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New "Big Idea" Column, Coordinated by AAAS and Science, Debuts in Washington Post's Outlook Section

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New "Big Idea" Column, Coordinated by AAAS and Science, Debuts in Washington Post's Outlook Section

Sneaky predators invading shallow Antarctic waters, a knee-mounted energy harvester, the courting secrets of songbirds, and other surprising science headlines are the focus of a new Washington Post column contributed by AAAS and Science. The column, titled "What's the Big Idea?" and featuring "new discoveries in the sciences and what they mean for your outlook," is written by researchers from around the world. Staff within the AAAS Office of Public Programs and Science Editorial are helping to coordinate the Washington Post submissions, as part of the Association's non-profit mandate to engage the public with science, technology, and engineering.


By AAAS, USA.


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2007 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize Awarded to Burton Richter for Exceptional Service to Science

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2007 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize Awarded to Burton Richter for Exceptional Service to Science and Society

For his outstanding contributions to science and its use in the shaping of public policy, Burton Richter, a Nobel laureate in physics and former director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, has been awarded the 2007 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize.The prize selection committee praised Richter for "his world-class contributions to research, successful management of a leading scientific laboratory, and his unrelenting work (much of it behind the scenes) on behalf of science and its responsible use in shaping public policy."


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS Honors Climate Scientist James Hansen with Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

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AAAS Honors Climate Scientist James Hansen with Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has been named to receive the AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award during the 2008 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass., for speaking forcefully about human influence on global climate despite pressure to alter his message.


By AAAS, USA.


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