America Likes Science. It Does Not Like Scientists' Findings.

Survey results published Thursday by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Academy for the Advancement of Science indicate most Americans hold science in high esteem, while revealing huge opinion gaps between scientists and the general public over issues like GMOs and anthropogenic climate change. » 1/29/15 4:00pm 1/29/15 4:00pm

Feast your eyes on some of the best scientific art from the past year

Every year, Science Magazine teams up with the National Science Foundation to host the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. Participants are asked to enter photographs, illustrations, informational graphics, videos, and even interactive games to be judged on their visual impact and ability to… » 2/03/12 12:02pm 2/03/12 12:02pm

The Most Immature Thing We Did at AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is a pretty serious organization, and every year they have a very serious conference devoted to things like helping people in the developing world, saving the environment, curing cancer, and solving the global energy crisis. We at io9, however, are not… » 2/18/08 11:40am 2/18/08 11:40am

Looking for Life on Mars with the Next Generation Rover

Definitely one of the coolest symposia at AAAS was the one this afternoon devoted to the Martian rovers — past, present, and future. On the panel were NASA's Richard Cook, who helped design Spirit and Opportunity as well as the next Martian rover; Steven Squyres, a Cornell geologist who has been working with Spirit… » 2/15/08 5:45pm 2/15/08 5:45pm

Science Nerds Crush Boston at AAAS, Starting Tomorrow

As you read this, I'm on a plane zooming to Boston where I will meet up with a zillion other science geeks at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I'm speaking on a panel about science blogging on Saturday afternoon, along with several other distinguished panelists including… » 2/13/08 11:40am 2/13/08 11:40am