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2014 ISFSI Fall Conference at Ohio Fire Academy Slides

Today I am presenting two talks to the International Society of Fire Science Instructors Fall Conference attendees at the Ohio Fire Academy. Below are the slides for those presentations. Learn more about the ISFSI Fall Conference. Distraction is Deadly from Greg Friese Integrating Smartphones and Tablet Devices into Fire and EMS Education from Greg Friese

Nail stem cells prove more versatile than press ons

There are plenty of body parts that don't grow back when you lose them. Nails are an exception, and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals some of the reasons why. A team of USC Stem...Show More Summary

OSCARS: Live Action Shorts Shortlist Set

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards®. One hundred forty-one pictures had originally qualified...Show More Summary

Hit List Q&A: Nathan Vella, co-founder of Capy

In the "Hit List" from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the video game industry's top talents describe their current gaming addictions, their most anticipated releases and more. This week: Nathan Vella, co-founder of Capybara...

As CO2 acidifies oceans, scientists develop a way to measure effect on marine ecosystems

Following a 5,000 km long ocean survey, research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents a new way to measure how the acidification of water is affecting marine ecosystems over an entire oceanic basin. read more

You Like “Ugly” Guys More When You’re On The Pill

Uh oh. A new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (sounds fancy), recently discovered that women who start or stop taking birth control while they’re in a relationship experience a decrease in sexual satisfaction… especially if their boyfriends or husbands are uggos. Looks like meeting the love of your life while taking [...]

Jennifer Aniston Talks “Cake” Oscar Buzz

As one of the finest actresses of her generation, it’s wonderful to see Jennifer Aniston finally getting the love she deserves from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The “Friends” star’s dramatic role in the forthcoming...Show More Summary

Contraceptives Suppress Facial Attractiveness

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From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS): Birth control pills alter how women's minds measure facial attractiveness in their men. Hormonal contraceptives (HCs) are believed to suppress biological processes associated...Show More Summary

Symbiotic plants are more diverse, finds new study

Some plants form into new species with a little help from their friends, according to Cornell University research published Oct. 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study finds that when plants develop mutually...Show More Summary

Best picture Oscar contenders often break the genre film barrier

There is a long-running misconception that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences love only underdog biopics, literary adaptations and anything in which Meryl Streep speaks with an accent. But if you look at the list of the 500-plus movies that have received best picture...

Infants found with ancient weapons and other offerings at 11,000-year-old Alaskan burial site

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At an archeological site in Alaska, researchers found a pair of infant bodies that date to about 11,500 years ago. According to a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, the two babies were buried with a cache of weapons and other offerings, giving scientists...

The Population Wake-Up Call

A recently published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reads like a grim Choose Your Own Adventure tale of global population dynamics. What if the next pandemic wiped out 2 billion people? What if the entire...Show More Summary

Action games help you ‘learn how to learn’

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempts to explain why certain types of games seem to improve learning abilities. The effects of video games on the brain have been the subject of scientific study since … Continue reading ?

Tilda Swinton Had the Best Hair at the Governors Awards

Saturday night marked the start of the 2014–2015 awards season with the sixth annual Governors Awards. Hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the event's honorees included Maureen O’Hara, Hayao Miyazaki, and Harry Belafonte. The real highlight, though, was Tilda Swinton’s hair, which she wore in voluminous... More »

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences’ Governors Awards Draws Big Names

We’re just into November and already the awards show season is well-underway, and on Saturday (November 8) the AMPAS Governors Awards took over the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. Jennifer Aniston and her handsome fiancé Justin Theroux were in fine form as they enjoyed all that the evening had to offer. Show More Summary

Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux Attend Governor's Awards 2014

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are seriously one gorgeous couple while walking the carpet at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 2014 Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday evening (November 8) in Hollywood.

Ethan Hawke & 'Boyhood' Cast Hit Up Governors Awards 2014

Ethan Hawke poses with his Boyhood co-stars Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 2014 Governors Awards held at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday night (November 8) in Hollywood. The trio was also joined by their other co-star Lorelei Linkater, as well [...]

Harry Belafonte Receives Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The legendary Harry Belafonte received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday, and had a few words for Hollywood during his acceptance speech.

Eddie Redmayne Wears Burberry Tailoring to 2014 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Governors Awards

British actor Eddie Redmayne found himself reuniting with Burberry for the 2014 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Governors Awards on November 8th in Los Angeles, California. For the special occasion, Redmayne wore a sharp evening...Show More Summary

Steve Carell & Liam Neeson Suit Up for Governors Awards 2014

Steve Carell stops for the cameras while arriving at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 2014 Governors Awards held at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday evening (November 8) in Hollywood. The 52-year-old actor was joined on the red carpet by Liam Neeson, Michael Keaton, Christoph Waltz, as [...]

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