Just want to use this opportunity to let everyone know that the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting is happening in Boston right now (Feb 14-18). AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and its annual meeting covers topics in all fields of science – including science education, outreach, and communication. This is also the time when major scientific stories break (because everyone waits for the AAAS meeting to make announcements). AAAS was in Vancouver last year and I had so much fun being a part of it. If you are in Boston, you can check out the AAAS exhibition hall for free during the Family Science Days on Feb 16-17. The Family Science Days are great fun for the whole family, so definitely make sure you drop by if you have kids.
If you are like me, who unfortunately cannot make it to the meeting in person 😦 , there are lots of things happening online as well. For example, there will be a Google + Hangout about the Future of Physics happening in 60 minutes. You can also read about the meeting and the breaking science news about the meeting on EurekAlert! (the AAAS online news service) or from the Science Magazine “news from the meeting” page. To follow the meeting online – their handle is @AAASMeetings, hashtag #AAASmtg.