American Association for the Advancement of Science


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American Association for the Advancement of Science

(AAAS), private organization devoted to furthering the work of scientists and improving the effectiveness of science in the promotion of human welfare. The association was founded in 1848; it presently includes some 143,000 individual members, as well as 296 scientific societies, professional organizations, and state and city academies. AAAS actively promotes science education, and many junior academies of science are affiliated with it. Separate sections of the association represent the various physical and biological sciences, as well as many of the social sciences. It publishes the journal Science.
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The The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is now cooperating with the King Abdulla City for Science and Technology to promote expertise in assessing research projects.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals.
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Don Correll and Ed Moses, of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, have been awarded the distinction of "Fellow" by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
WHEREAS, The National Association of Academies of Science (NAAS), an affiliate of The American Association for the Advancement of Science, promotes the common aims and purposes of the several state and municipal academies and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and
Using literal belief in biblical narratives for which there is no archeological evidence and conspiracy theories regarding the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks as examples, this fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science concludes that such claims are not amenable to empirical evaluation, because they involve value judgments influenced by personality and changing social factors.
Harnessing the power of the sun--both by commercialising affordable solar energy and making nuclear fusion work--are top of a list of 14 challenges drawn up by the world's leading engineers and due to be published at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Boston.
Dr Julia Baum, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California, told the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston: "This is like a big red flag saying, 'Something needs to be done'."
He received the award for advancing science in the Arctic at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Arctic Division annual meeting.

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