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What happened at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2009 meeting in Chicago-- from climate change to the search for life on other planets--if you missed us Twittering about it at www.twitter.com/sciam. Plus, check out coverage of past years' conferences in "The Editors Recommend"

  • February 16, 2009

Women as Sex Objects

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

February 17, 2009

Science, Science Everywhere: AAAS Conference Highlights

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

February 22, 2008 — Steve Mirsky

No Laughing Matter: Mo Rocca On Humor Theory; Report From the AAAS Conference

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

February 21, 2007 — Steve Mirsky

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