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PODCAST | AAAS 2018 Live: Empowering Communities through Science

Holly Summers, a plant biologist and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Agriculture, speaks more with MónicaFeliú-Mójer. Dr. Feliú-Mójeris a neurobiologist by training and director of communications and science outreach at Ciencia Puerto Rico, and associate director for diversity and communication training at iBiology.

PODCAST | AAAS 2018 Live: A Sustainable Energy Future

Dr. Zack Valdez, a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with a background in engineering and geoscience, interviews Ortwinn Renn. Professor Renn is scientific director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam (Germany), and serves as the spokesperson for the Kopernikus Project for the Energy Transition Navigation System, also known as ENavi.

Museum Exhibition on Epidemics in a Connected World

 

Fifty million people died when about a third of the world’s population became victims of an influenza pandemic, dubbed the Spanish flu, that started in 1918 and ended in 1919. The cause of that outbreak, which spread to every continent on the planet, was a particularly deadly H1N1 influenza virus, believed to have come from birds. So, the world held its breath again in 2009 when another H1N1 outbreak started, this time passed from pigs to humans. That pandemic ended in 2010, killing over half a million people.

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