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Scientists agree that the most secure voting systems involve paper ballots. | Danny Howard/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

AAAS’ EPI Center Shares the Science of Election Security

In 2020, millions of Americans will cast votes in local, state, and federal elections. Voters no longer use outdated processes to cast ballots by pulling a mechanical lever or punching holes in a card
The “Beyond Electricity – Climate Change and the 75% problem” symposium.

Climate Change Responses Require an All-of-The-Above Strategy

Clean energy innovation needs to be accelerated and the suite of potential breakthrough technologies expanded to slow the pace of global warming, said Joseph Hezir during a presentation at the
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Hydrology Experience Flows into the Work of Policy Fellows

Hydrology Experience Flows into the Work of Policy Fellows Robyn Craig Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:33 Published Date Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:32 Author Kathleen O'Neil Kirsten Neff takes to the water on the Rio
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Blog Feature: How to Transition into an STPF Fellowship

Blog Feature: How to Transition into an STPF Fellowship Robyn Craig Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:28 Published Date Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:27 Author Robyn Craig Intern Recently on the fellow-run blog and podcast
Scientists eager to understand science policymaking, particularly in the legislative and executive branches have made the CASE workshop a must-attend event. | Anne Q. Hoy/AAAS

CASE in Point: Graduate Science Students Seek Public Policy Training

Chris Bolden, a Ph.D. candidate researching drug addiction, was thrilled with the outcome of two Arkansas congressional delegation staff meetings as part of an American Association for the Advancement
Ramon Barthelemy describes the experiences faced by LGBT physicists for the AAAS Colloquium Series on 28 June. | Carla Schaffer/AAAS

Physicists Take On Work and Classroom Culture for LGBT Scientists

Sixteen percent of physicists between the ages of 18 and 26 identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and many have experienced or observed harassment on campus or in the workplace,
From left, Tyrell Kahan assigned to U.S. Agency for International Development, Christopher Williams assigned to the National Science Foundation and Nathan Moore assigned to the National Institutes of Health trade notes on break during the two-week training session for incoming class of 2016-17 AAAS S&T Policy Fellows. | Kat Song/AAAS

Policy Fellows’ Challenges Are Large – So Are Their Goals

The 44th class of AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows began their tenure with optimism and hope that they can help solve some of the world’s biggest problems, despite warnings that the policy
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Science Funding Holds as Congress Begins Recess: Where Are We and What's Left To Do?

Congress made rapid progress on appropriations in June and July following a late start, but there’s still a long way to go, with some major decisions yet to be made – including what to do about
Collaborative Efforts of S&T Policy Fellows

Collaborative Efforts of S&T Policy Fellows

Most people probably do not realize that there are vials of pathogens – including anthrax, the plague, tularemia (also known as “rabbit fever”), and others – sitting in labs all over the world that
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Fellows Harness Power of New Technologies for Middle East Urban Development Conference

By some estimates, as many as 2 billion people worldwide may be living as squatters by 2030, leaving rural areas to dwell in urban slums. “This is where the sustainable development challenge will have
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