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History in St. Louis, MO

I tried, I really honestly tried to discover the interesting historical places in St. Louis, but the city has failed me in this respect. The two interesting places are the Gateway Arch, where you can take a tedious ride up in an elevator pod that seems to have been...

Party time!

When you think about a science conference, with scientists and science journalists, “party animals” isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. However, both scientists and journalists mingled like their life depended on it at the warp party that was...

Donald Kennedy

Yesterday the attendees of the AAAS meeting gathered to listened to the celebrity actor David Krumholtz from the hit series Numb3rs. Today the room filled with people wanting to listen to the lecture by science celebrity Donald Kennedy, editor-in-chief of the magazine...

Numb3rs

It’s very strange to see a television show get its own symposium on a big science conference like the AAAS. But in this case it’s more than justified. One of the most difficult fields in science to popularise is mathematics, but the CBS eggheads have done...

Newsroom

Each year, when the AAAS meeting is in progress, newspaper journalists feed on the science stories that are presented to them at the conference. In this digital age, stories are written and uploaded to newspapers and websites live from the conference. If you’ve...