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Science of the Sexes
Too often, scientists lump males and females together in a single, androgynous data set—and miss important differences between the sexes. Researcher Sabra Klein has a critical message: sex matters. More
Dissecting Disaster
Psychological and economic aftershocks from disasters reverberate for years. “Disaster scientists” like Tom Kirsch are studying chaotic relief efforts for ways to improve them. More
Darkness Visible
Anxiety, depression, dislike of school… Bullying causes a slew of negative consequences. How do we prevent it? Try the whole-school approach. More
52 Chances
What’s so great about Monday? It’s the day that all health breaks loose. More
Behavior on Trial
Changing people’s behavior may be our best hope to stem the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Why is it so hard to evaluate the interventions? More
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News Briefs

Sensing Change

Sensing Change

The next revolution in behavioral science? Gathering real-time data on study participants rather than relying on their imperfect memories.

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De Facto Organic

De Facto Organic

Since its 1991 food crisis, Cuba has replaced its sugar cane monoculture with a sustainable, organic agricultural system.

Emirs Drive Change

Emirs Drive Change

In Nigeria, traditional rulers are working with Gates Institute researchers to transform negative traditions into new practices that improve health for women.

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Racially Skewed Weight Counseling

Racially Skewed Weight Counseling

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., but physicians are less likely to offer weight-related counseling to obese patients who are black.

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Departments

Open Mike
Japan’s tsunami and nuclear disaster offer critical public health lessons for governments and academic institutions.

Editor's Note
On marshalling the power of public health—and bidding farewell.

Letters to the Editor
Malaria in the Amazon, in South Korea, and in 1950s Greece, and praise for Phil Thuma.

Accolades
“Metallobiologist” Valeria Culotta joins the AAAS as a fellow; plus more faculty honors.

Global Health Snapshot
Neglected Tropical Diseases: The WHO just put them back on the agenda.

Frontiers of Public Health
Tobacco fighter Joanna Cohen urges us to just do it.

Page Zero
What does it take to break the status quo in science? Solid data, brilliant insight and uncommon stubbornness. Just ask John Snow… or Sabra Klein.

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3 Lessons from Japan

Radiation expert Jonathan Links explains what we can learn from Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

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