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    PODCAST: Science and Race

    Wherever science and race intersect, vexing questions surface. How does science conceptualize racial and human differences? How have different sciences produced ideas about race, and how have these ideas  contributed to progressive social reform and, alternatively, to reactionary, oppressive, and even racist practices? What is the history of participation of ethnic minorities in science, and… Read More
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    Summer reading 2021

    A journalist probes the tech companies racing to entice consumers—and investors—with futuristic foods. An outsider documents his ascent in academia. A policy expert proposes a human-centered approach to solving society’s problems. From an ode to azure to a deep dive into data, this year’s summer reading picks—reviewed by alumni of the AAAS Mass Media Science… Read More
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    Science at Sundance 2021

    Like most events that have taken place since March of last year, the Sundance Film Festival—normally hosted in the cozy ski town of Park City, Utah—was held virtually in 2021. But what it lacked in celebrity sightings and snowy ambiance was more than made up for in the festival’s assortment of provocative and timely offerings—from… Read More
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    Fodder for future scientists

    From a monarch mystery unlocked with the help of Indigenous people to an environmental disaster averted by a chemist who was not afraid of a fight, this year’s finalists for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books highlight how diverse perspectives, grit, and a healthy dose of hope are essential to the effective… Read More
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    A reading list for uncertain times

    From an incisive ethnography of predictive policing to a compelling indictment of technology-enabled learning tools, the books on this year’s fall reading list offer valuable context to the myriad challenges currently facing humanity. Dive deep into a public health disaster shrouded in secrecy, sit with the uncomfortable questions raised by a fictional foray into the… Read More
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    Science at Sundance 2020

    A counterculture commune seeking a more sustainable lifestyle moves inside an airtight dome. Parents yearning to connect with their autistic children find hope in a Japanese author’s profound testimony. The climate crisis hits home as a tight-knit California community attempts to move forward after a devastating wildfire. From a meandering love letter to an imperiled… Read More
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    Wishlist-worthy books for young readers

    From cryptic ciphers and wall-climbing robots to dinosaur digs and visits to the planetarium, this year’s finalists for the Science Books and Films (SB&F) Prizes for Excellence in Science Books are packed with fun facts, easy-to-do experiments, and plenty of creepy-crawly creatures. Sponsored by Subaru and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS… Read More
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    Our autumn reading list

    What can a lowly lichen reveal about a grisly murder case? Which common clothing item requires 5000 gallons of water to create? Where is the best place for a pilot to crash a malfunctioning airplane? Chockful of interesting trivia and thoughtful scholarship, the books on this year’s fall reading list—reviewed by alumni of the AAAS… Read More
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    The scientist’s summer reading list

    How will we eat in a warming world? What makes money real? Are we being good ancestors? From a graphic celebration of the semicentennial of the Apollo 11 mission to a dystopian foray into the digital afterlife, this year’s summer reading picks—reviewed by an enthusiastic group of early-career scholars—aim to unpack where we came from… Read More
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    Science at Sundance

    An entrepreneur’s ambitious health care start-up ends in indictment. A teenager in Malawi saves his village with a brilliant feat of engineering. A community works around the clock to save a tiny porpoise inching ever closer to extinction. From a Holocaust survivor’s candid sex advice to a Cambridge Analytica insider’s shocking congressional testimony, the science… Read More