This blog features links to both the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and to Scientific America in the right hand column under Science & SciAm Magazines. Scientific American Newsletters recently sent me an update combining both of these resources. The main link is provided below along with links to some of the articles of interest to this blog and my other blog Milestones for a New Millennium. Starting off though is the video blog from Science News. I especially enjoyed the insights regarding Digg.
In-Depth Report: News from AAAS
- At AAAS, Al Gore urges scientists to get involved in climate change debate
"Keep your day jobs, but get involved in the debate," the former vice president said
- Climate Change Erodes Marine Reserves
Shifting species may mean less protection for imperiled fisheries
- Rise in Malaria Rates, Drug Resistance Tied to Climate
At AAAS, a researcher describes how treating more people for the mosquito-borne parasite could lead to more resistance to drugs
- Massive effort underway to save endangered seeds
In many cases, only a handful of seeds remain from rare varieties of barley, rice and wheat whose history can be traced back to the Neolithic era
- Global warming seen worse than predicted
IPCC member Chris Field says "the actual trajectory of climate change is more serious" than any of the climate predictions in the IPCC's fourth assessment report
It has been a while since I have explored these resources for new ideas and that has been a detriment for me. While it is not blind faith, I still have a great deal of confidence in addressing many of the problems we face today through technology and science, more on that in the future.