Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago on February 16th, primatologist Frans de Waal noted that the public's distaste for Wall Street bonuses has its counterpart, and perhaps roots, in other animals' perceptions of inequity. Steve Mirsky reports
CHICAGO—There is a moment in Steven Spielberg's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial in which scientists realize that E.T. in fact has DNA, like Earth-based life forms.
A new study presented at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago shows that when men see photos of scantily clad women their brain registers the women as objects to be acted on. Christie Nicholson reports
Shifting species may mean less protection for imperiled fisheries
At AAAS, a researcher describes how treating more people for the mosquito-borne parasite could lead to more resistance to drugs
In this episode, we'll hear about the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which took place last week in Boston. Nobel Laureate and AAAS President David Baltimore talks about the ongoing challenges of HIV vaccine research; NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Charles Elachi discusses the lab's next batch of missions; and Scientific American editor Mark Fischetti summarizes a few sessions he went to covering the environment. Plus we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Websites mentioned on this episode include www.jpl.nasa.gov; www.aaas.org
The science news roundup that doesn't insult your intelligence or put you to sleep
In this episode, TV essayist and radio host Mo Rocca talks about the science of comedy and vice versa; and journalist Corinna Wu reports on the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Plus we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news. Websites mentioned on this episode include www.sirius.com; www.aaas.org; www.tinyurl.com/33x2ww