AAAS MemberCentral

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) MemberCentral website publishes blog posts and articles about scientific discoveries, science policy, science outreach, and science education. 

Some thoughts on community outreach [pdf] AAAS Serves (AAAS MemberCentral) June 20th, 2012

Bacteria: you just never know what side they’re on [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) July 9th, 2012

Changing biomedical training [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) July 12th, 2012

Study explores multiple roles of oxytocin [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) July 23rd, 2012

Is “stereotype threat” driving women away from science? [pdf] (AAAS MemberCentral) July 27th, 2012

Study: Changing bee behavior changes bee brains [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) August 6th, 2012

Does the science support a ban on female athletes with high testosterone levels? [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) August 8th, 2012

Is it time to rework how genetics is taught? [pdf] (AAAS MemberCentral) August 21st, 2012

‘Curse’ may explain why daughters live longer than sons [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) August 14th, 2012

Six reasons to develop a lab website [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) August 30th, 2012

How do male scientists balance lab life with home life? [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) September 7th, 2012

Study: Light from backlit electronics suppresses melatonin release [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) September 21st, 2012

Study: Mice fed a high fat diet show evidence of neuron rewiring [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) September 24th, 2012

Does gender bias play a role in the leaky pipeline after all? [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) October 1st, 2012

Zooniverse lets citizen scientists analyze large datasets [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) October 8th, 2012

Should a scientific journal article be retracted if its conclusions are wrong? [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) October 11th, 2012

In Guam, more snakes means fewer birds — and many spiders [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) October 18th, 2012

Scientists experiment with a new way to fund their research [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) October 22nd, 2012

Ancient DNA provides glimpse into bowhead whale diversity [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) November 12th, 2012

What are the best ways to increase the number of women in computer science? [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) November 15th, 2012

SciStarter helps citizen scientists discover new projects [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) November 20th, 2012

Engineering self-destructing Salmonella to make better vaccines [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) November 26th, 2012

Study: Pollutants may delay human pregnancies [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) December 10th, 2012

Study: Facial expressions of intense joy and anguish are indistinguishable [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) December 26th, 2012

Play a game and help scientists map the connectome with EyeWire [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) December 31st, 2012

Project ARISE brings scientists and mobile labs into biology classrooms [pdf] (AAAS MemberCentral) December 31st, 2012

Scratching at the neuroscience of itch [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) January 14th, 2013

10 ways scientists can benefit from Twitter [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) January 15th, 2013

Can rehab help scientists guilty of misconduct? [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) January 25th, 2013

Can you explain your research using only the 1000 most common words? [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) February 4th, 2013

Why is medicine better than science at retaining women? [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) February 11th, 2013

A discussion about the future of science careers with Paula Stephan [pdf] Member Spotlight (AAAS MemberCentral) February 14th, 2013

Crowdfunding science: Were giant tyrannosaurs cannibalistic scavengers? [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) February 25th, 2013

Bringing CLARITY to the study of the brain [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) March 11th, 2013

11 tips for communicating science to the public [pdf] Qualia (AAAS MemberCentral) March 13th, 2013

Career planning for scientists [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) March 20th, 2013

NIH offers new grant for non-academic career training [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) March 25th, 2013

Will robots be as transformative as the Internet? [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) April 1st, 2013

Report: Dept. of Energy should consolidate, close labs [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) April 11th, 2013

What exactly is Obama’s $100 million BRAIN Initiative? [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) April 15th, 2013

Congresswoman proposes STEM Opportunities Act [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) April 16th, 2013

The ‘irreproducibility’ problem [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) May 1st, 2013

Help budding scientists–be a Science Buddy! [pdf] AAAS Serves (AAAS MemberCentral) May 10th, 2013

A look at the NIH sequestration policies [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) May 20th, 2013

Is the ‘High Quality Research Act’ the antithesis of science? [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) May 20th, 2013

Career exploration resources for grad students and postdocs [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) May 22nd, 2013

Senator Whitehouse speaks out about climate change [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) May 28th, 2013

F1000Research journal wants to publish more negative results [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) June 5th, 2013

Will the Chemical Safety Improvement Act improve chemical safety? [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) June 10th, 2013

Improving undergraduate research experiences with WebGURU [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) June 26th, 2013

Some thoughts on politicians and science [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) June 28th, 2013

NIH seeks new uses for pharmaceutical compounds [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) July 8th, 2013

Family friendly writing retreat a win for early career scientists [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) July 12th, 2013

NIH shortens postdocs’ ‘Pathway to Independence’ [pdf] Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) July 23rd, 2013

What will happen to NASA’s Asteroid Initiative Mission? [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) July 26th, 2013

Funding science today may lead to the next iPhone [pdf] Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) July 30th, 2013

Wikipedia edit-a-thon increases recognition for women in science Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) August 13th, 2013

Parental leave resources for grad students and postdocs Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) August 28th, 2013

Why do some graduate students take longer to finish their Ph.D.s? Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) September 10th, 2013

NIH launches website devoted to workforce initiatives Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) September 12th, 2013

Yale lab forced to reduce size by attrition Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) September 30th, 2013

Five ways the government shutdown shut down science Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) October 17th, 2013

NIH to stop funding K-12 and public education programs Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) October 21st, 2013

Can the Winnower flip scientific publishing on its head? Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) November 1st, 2013

Publicly funded research spurs private sector success Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) November 11th, 2013

Putting the spotlight on women of color in science Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) November 11th, 2013

The price of a retracted paper Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) November 25th, 2013

Should we change how we look at P values? Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) December 4th, 2013

On sexism, bobblehead dolls, and female scientists Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) December 12th, 2103

Study determines which psychology findings are replicable Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) December 18th, 2013

Will a re-organization at NASA end early planetary science careers? Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) December 17th, 2013

Google autocomplete suggests that scientists are ‘stupid, liberal, liars’ Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) January 7th, 2014

Could bringing back a little known agency make Congress more tech literate? (AAAS MemberCentral) Capitol Connection January 8th, 2014

Is farm bill’s ‘Sound Science Act’ a Trojan horse? Capitol Connection (AAAS MemberCentral) January 13th, 2014

A new resource for disabled Ph.D. students and those who support them Driving Force (AAAS MemberCentral) January 27th, 2014

Interview with Breakthrough Prize-Winning Neurologist and AAAS Fellow Mahlon DeLong News February 4th, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting: How to Start Sharing Your Science on Social Media News February 14th, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting: Using Natural Resources to Help Agriculture Respond to Climate Change News February 17th, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting: Exploring the Many Effects of Mother’s Milk News February 17th, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting: Exploring the Science of Food Addiction News February 17th, 2014

Be a Scientist-Citizen with Climate Voices News May 9th, 2014

AAAS Fellow Daniel Berg Receives Siwei Cheng ‘Genius’ Award News July 23rd, 2014

Communicating Climate Change with AAAS Member Ray Weymann News August 4th, 2014

AAAS Fellow Roy Curtiss Talks Vaccines, Microbiome and the Rewards of a Life in Science News November 6th, 2014