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How a space snowman called Arrokoth is shedding new light on planetary origins

The space snowman that was the focus of a close encounter with NASA's New Horizons probe last year is helping scientists answer a cosmic question: How did the building blocks of the solar system get their start? "This is a game-changer," said Alan Stern, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute and principal investigator for the New Horizons mission. Stern and other members of the New Horizons science team shared their latest findings about the snowman-shaped object now know...
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Researchers win 2019 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for malaria-fighting technology

A team of nine researchers based in the United States and Burkina Faso will receive the 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for the development of a promising tool in the global fight against malaria and other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, including dengue and Zika.
Tags: Health, United States, Burkina Faso, American Association, Newcomb Cleveland Prize, AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize


38 Years Ago My Father Warned the World

John Kerry is on TV this morning, banging on the table about global warming.My father would be both amazed and distressed.38 years ago my father was the head of the climate project for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I believe he wrote the first New York Times editorial about the perils of global warming. For those interested, you can read it, below:The New York Times, April 17, 1981 CLIMATE AND CO 2  by David M. BurnsWASHINGTON - The atmosphere's carbon-dioxide conten...
Tags: Pets, Earth, David, New York Times, John Kerry, American Association, David Burns, PBurns, Terrierman, Father Warned the World


Reds 150 – Throwback Uniforms – 1999

Whether you celebrate the Reds from a starting date of 1869 (first full professional team), 1882 (first year in the American Association) or 1890 (first year in the National League), you have to be somewhat amazed by the longevity of the Cincinnati team. A 2019 version of a uniform from the past is great, but […]
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Reds 150 – Throwback Uniforms – 1995

Whether you celebrate the Reds from a starting date of 1869 (first full professional team), 1882 (first year in the American Association), or 1890 (first year in the National League), you have to be somewhat amazed by the longevity of the Cincinnati team. A 2019 version of a uniform from the past is great but […]
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Reds 150 – Throwback Uniforms – 1990

Whether you celebrate the Reds from a starting date of 1869 (first full professional team), 1882 (first year in the American Association), or 1890 (first year in the National League), you have to be somewhat amazed by the longevity of the Cincinnati team. A 2019 version of a uniform from the past is great, but […]
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Uncovered in deep-sea fish: A novel vision strategy based on multiple rod-opsins

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In the depths of Earth's oceans, researchers have uncovered fish equipped with a previously undescribed visual system that allows them to see color in the inky blackness, a finding in contrast to the idea that these organisms are essentially color-blind in their dark home.
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Less-invasive surgery for lung cancer reduces risk of post-operative bleeding, complications

In a large international clinical study presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Moishe Liberman, a thoracic surgeon and researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center, and his team showed that thoracoscopic lobectomy—video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery—combined with pulmonary artery sealing using an ultrasonic energy device reduced the risk of post-operative bleeding, complications and pain.
Tags: Health, American Association, University of Montreal Hospital Research Center, Moishe Liberman


Saints looking to make another run at elusive American Association championship

The Saints have made the American Association playoffs in three of the past four seasons but have not won a league title since 2004, when they were part of the old Northern League.
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Ocean winds and waves have slightly strengthened over last three decades

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Over the last three decades, wind speeds and wave heights have increased, even if just a little, in most places around the world, with the greatest increases occurring in the Southern Ocean.
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Watch The Winner Of This Year’s ‘Dance Your PhD’ Contest

Oh yes, there is such a thing: it’s run by Science magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. And this year’s winner, Superconductivity: The Musical! by (and starring) University of Victoria physics researcher Pramodh Senarath Yapa, is about the formation of electron pairs in metals. (You can watch all four of this year’s category winners here.) – Forbes
Tags: Art, Dance, University of Victoria, American Association, Science magazine, 03.15.19, Pramodh Senarath Yapa


The tooth of the first fossilized giant ground sloth from Belize exposes its world

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) By analyzing a tooth from the first remains of an extinct giant ground sloth found in Belize, researchers have uncovered insights into the animal's dietary adaptations, as informed by local climate. In fossilized animals like it lacking tooth enamel, the authors discovered, tooth layers are affected differently by long sedimentary processes; thus, they say, if isotopic analyses
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Want to go to Mars? NASA is looking for jokesters

NASA needs more than brains for a manned Mars mission, University of Florida Professor Jeffrey Johnson said at an American Association for the Advancement of Science conference on "Building a Winning Team for Missions to Mars."            [Author: Buzz60]
Tags: News, Nasa, University of Florida, Mars, American Association, Jeffrey Johnson, Buzz60


Potential Privacy Lapse Found In Americans’ 2010 Census Data

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from encrypted data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday. The age, gender, location, race and ethnicity for 138 million people were potentially vulnerable. So far, however, only internal hacking teams have discovered such details at possible risk, and no outside groups are kno...
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After twin-astronaut tests, NASA readies new wave of studies on space health risks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Almost three years after NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned from spending nearly a year in orbit, researchers are still poring over the data collected during an unprecedented study comparing his health with that of his earthbound twin brother. They say the comparison hasn't raised any red flags about long-term spaceflight on the International Space Station. "On the whole, it's encouraging," Craig Kundrot, director of NASA's Space Life and Physical Sciences Researc...
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Monica Ramirez-Andreotta receives Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, assistant professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona, is the winner of the 2019 Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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UVA Engineering dean Craig H. Benson elected AAAS Fellow

(University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science) Craig H. Benson, dean of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and an internationally distinguished environmental engineer, has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Shea, Budd named 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows

(University of Iowa) Two scientists from the University of Iowa have been named 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows. Ann Budd, in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Madeline Shea, in the Department of Biochemistry, will be honored at the February 2019 AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C.
Tags: Washington, Environmental Sciences, AAAS, University of Iowa, American Association, Ann Budd, Department of Biochemistry, Shea Budd, University of Iowa Two, Madeline Shea


Environmental change, not hominin hunters, drove the demise of African megaherbivores

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Environmental changes, not the often-blamed ancestors of modern humans, led to the several-million-year decline of east African megaherbivores -- large-bodied mammals like elephants, rhinos and hippos -- a new study finds.
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The shallow-water cradle of vertebrate evolution

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) The first vertebrates on Earth originated and diversified in the shallow-water lagoons lining the mid-Paleozoic coastline, a new study finds.
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Tracing the lineages of the mammalian gut community

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) The unique compositions of bacteria residing in the guts of mice are inherited from parents and remain more or less the same over many generations, according to a new study.
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Nighttime satellite data reveals global flood response patterns

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) By harnessing repositories of satellite data, scientists have discovered that human settlements with low flood protection levels tend to resettle further away from rivers after catastrophic flood events compared to settlements with more protective infrastructure. The findings shed light on the various strategies that communities adapt to cope with flood risk, a key topic in an age when booming populations mean that more people live in flood-p...
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The lady's ape: Extinct gibbon discovered in royal ancient Chinese tomb

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A new genus and species of gibbon has been identified in the most unexpected of places -- interred in the tomb of an ancient Chinese noble-woman.
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Shifting the thinking on tetrapod evolution: Ancient four-limbed animals lived near the poles

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) It has long been presumed that the ancestors of all vertebrates -- the amphibious, aquatic tetrapods that first colonized the land -- evolved in warm tropical environments.
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A physician makes the case for some routine labs

Many medical organizations have recently been promoting focused and individualized lab testing for routine screening or when pursuing a diagnosis. Research has shown that the “shotgun” approach to lab testing usually leads to further invasive testing which has not been proven to significantly alter morbidity or mortality. Additionally, tests rely on pre-test probabilities and can have false-positive or negative results and even lead to adverse events from the follow-up testing. In response to th...
Tags: Health, American Association, American College of Rheumatology, Primary Care, Conditions, Gastroenterology, Hospital-Based Medicine, The American College of Physicians ACP, American Board of Internal Medicine ABIM


Mandatory public reporting of coronary artery bypass grafting associated with better patient outcomes

Mandatory public reporting of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) results in Massachusetts was associated with better patient outcomes compared to national findings, according to a recent study. Results of the 13-year Massachusetts experience were presented in a plenary session of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery's 98th Annual Meeting.
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The EPA wants to limit what science can be used to create regulations

Just weeks after this year’s March for Science, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is taking a shot at science — “secret science,” in his words. Pruitt recently proposed a rule that would limit the kinds of research the agency could draw on in crafting regulations. Reuters described the move as “an apparent concession to big business” which has angled for the restrictions for a long time. Pruitt’s proposal would mean the EPA wouldn’t be able to use scientific rese...
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Humans have been driving a global reduction in mammal size for thousands of years

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) The dispersal of humans out of Africa coincided with a dramatic global reduction in the size of mammals, a new study reveals.
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UChicago sociologist examines impact of gerrymandering on violence in Chicago

At a time when the Supreme Court is taking up cases involving gerrymandering and redistricting, UChicago sociologist Robert Vargas warns of the social consequences of redistricting beyond politics. In his research, Vargas examines how ward redistricting can affect rates violence on clusters of blocks by cutting off communities from access to social services and policing. “So much is focused on parties and partisanship,” said Vargas, a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Sociology, of the cu...
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Studying DNA of ancient humans from Morocco reveals ancestral surprises

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) After sequencing DNA in bone matter of several 15,000-year-old humans from North Africa, a region critical for understanding human history but one in which it has been challenging to connect genetic dots, researchers report a notable lack of relatedness to ancient Europeans, in their specimens - a finding that rules out hypotheses of gene flow from southern Europe into northern Africa at a particular time.
Tags: Europe, Africa, Morocco, North Africa, American Association