SciCast – Crowdsourcing future development in science and technology

Today’s guest blog post is written by Alan I. Leshner, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). If crowdsourcing can raise money for research worldwide, why can’t it raise questions and predict probabilities of future developments in science and technology? We think that’s an interesting proposition. That’s why AAAS has asked us to … Continue reading SciCast – Crowdsourcing future development in science and technology

Anthropologists Denounce New Georgia Anti-Immigration Law

The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) strongly condemns recently-signed legislation in Georgia that unfairly targets illegal immigrants, calling the law “discriminatory and weakening customary legal prohibitions of police investigations on immigrant status.” The group passed a resolution speaking out against the law on May 22. Georgia House Bill 87, signed into law … Continue reading Anthropologists Denounce New Georgia Anti-Immigration Law

What “Lost” Cultures can Contribute to Management of Our Planet

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, mark your calendar for the Managing the Plant Discussion Series on Wednesday, March 23rd. AAA member, Susan Crate, will join Wade Davis and Thomas Lovejoy in a Managing the Planet Discussion Series at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  The discussion will explore the challenges to … Continue reading What “Lost” Cultures can Contribute to Management of Our Planet