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Monday, February 20, 2012

Science bits and bytes

More hot stories, podcast interviews, and live chats from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, which took place over the weekend in Vancouver, Canada. (Read about the earlier sessions here.)

A Practical Blueprint for a Low-Carbon Electric World?

New report presents “transformative” technologies to wean world from fossil fuel-based electricity.

Podcast: Engineering Public Health

How are scientists using apps and cellphones for public health? 

Medical Imaging, in a Snap

Researchers dramatically increase speed of MRI scans. 

Podcast: Oceans of the Future

Will there be fish on the menu 100 years from now? 

Added value. Researchers argue that one-sided
fishing agreements between European Union
countries and developing nations mean
someone gets left out in the cold.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Global Fisheries Deals: What’s the Catch?

Some fishing agreements between developed and undeveloped countries are not what they seem. 

Podcast: The Future of Mineral Resource Dependence

Can we balance our social and environmental responsibilities? 

No Omnivore’s Dilemma for Alaskan Hunter-Gatherers

Newly constructed food webs show how the Aleuts fit into an island ecosystem. 

Q&A: What Can Indigenous People Tell Us About Climate Change?

An expert discusses what scientists are learning from the native inhabitants of Arctic communities.

Video: Fit Hearts Have Street Smarts

Kids who are in shape are better at multitasking.

Podcast: Evolution Under Pressure

What is happening in the deep, dark depths of the sea? 

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A Pulmonary War Between Viruses and Bacteria

The lungs of cystic fibrosis patients are home to battling microbe. 

Case Closed for Sea Otter Deaths

Scientists figure out what caused mysterious die-off in 2007. 

Podcast: Shrimp Cocktails, Hydroelectric Power, and More

Listen to some of our favorite stories from AAAS 2012.