02 November 2012
Vol 338, Issue 6107

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COVER The theme of the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting, 14 to 18 February in Boston, Massachusetts, is The Beauty and Benefits of Science. This theme highlights the "unreasonable effectiveness" of the scientific enterprise in creating economic growth, solving societal problems, and satisfying the essential human drive to understand the world in which we live. The preliminary program begins on page 688. Images (clockwise from top-left): wekwek/iStockphoto; Science Source; Biophoto Associates/Science Source; Eric Grave/Science Source; NASA; Ted Kinsman/Science Source