Science News at the 2013 AAAS meeting

A round-up of coverage of the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting

Here’s a round-up of coverage in Science News of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting held February 14–18, 2013 in Boston.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bird, human tweets come from similar parts of the brain

Genetics study finds parallels in birdsong and language.
By Erin Wayman | Read more

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Blood levels of BPA become source of controversy

New data question whether human blood measurements of BPA reflect sample contamination or just exaggerated exposures.
By Janet Raloff | Read more

Monday, February 18, 2013

Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor

Eating fermented fruit off the ground may have paved way for ability to digest ethanol.
By Erin Wayman | Read more

Imaging technique offers look inside hearing loss

Two-photon microscopy visualizes hair cells in the inner ear, offering insights into processes leading to deafness.
By Rachel Ehrenberg | Read more

News in Brief: 2013 AAAS meeting

How warm maters affect mussels, visualizing cell division, and why primates have fingerprints.
By Science News Staff | Read more

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