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Exceptionally preserved fossil fish from Silurian of China illuminates jaw evolution

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) In a study published Oct. 20 in Science, paleontologists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology and Uppsala University in Sweden reported a second Silurian maxillate placoderm, Qilinyu rostrate, which bridges the gnathal and maxillate conditions. Show More Summary

Albert Einstein Bronze Statue in Washington, D.C.

Just steps away from the Vietnam Memorial, Federal Reserve and State Department, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has some of the most respectable real estate in Washington, D.C. It also has one of the District's most beloved statues,...Show More Summary

You're not doing the environment a favor by eating chicken instead of beef

To the editor: Peter Singer and Karen Dawn suggest that chicken production may be less environmentally degrading than beef, but this claim is disputable. A study possibly behind this assertion, by the National Academy of Sciences published in 2014, focused only on the environmental impact of feeding...

TV Academy Offers Trump Emmy If He Will Quit Race

LOS ANGELES (The Borowitz Report)—After learning that Donald J. Trump was still stinging from having lost an Emmy for “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences offered to give the former reality-show host a belated Emmy if he will drop out of the 2016 race.

Improving the sustainability of US cities: new report

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a road map and recommendations to help U.S. cities work toward sustainability, measurably improving their residents' economic, social, and environmental well-being. Show More Summary

Finding the lightest superdeformed triaxial atomic nucleus

(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) The nuclei of atoms of heavy elements do not necessarily take a spherical shape: they may be variously extended or flattened along one, two or even three axes. Show More Summary

The road to green hydrogen runs through mazes in algal proteins

(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as the successor of crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically cleanest source could be industrial -- or even domestic! -- bioreactors with green algae. Show More Summary

New NAS Prize For Food & Ag Research

During the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue last week in Des Moines, Iowa, an announcement was made officially launching the first National Academy of Sciences (NAS) prize dedicated to food and agriculture research. The new NAS Prize in Food and...Show More Summary

Penn Nursing's Martha A.Q. Curley, PhD, RN, FAAN, Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine

Martha A.Q. Curley, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Elizabeth and Robert Kapito Professor in Nursing Science at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), and Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, has been elected for membership to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine.

Winners of 2016 DC Public Health Case Challenge announced

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The winners of the fourth annual DC Public Health Case Challenge were announced at this year's National Academy of Medicine annual meeting.

National Academy of Medicine names 3 NAM Fellows for 2016

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine has selected three outstanding health professionals for the class of 2016 NAM Fellows.

National Academy of Medicine awards 2016 Sarnat Prize to Steven Hyman and Robin Murray

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine today awarded the 2016 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to two recipients: Steven Hyman, director of the Stanley...Show More Summary

National Academy of Medicine awards 2016 Lienhard Award to David Cella

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) For his pioneering work to measure and apply patient-reported outcomes in health care, the National Academy of Medicine today awarded the Gustav O.Lienhard Award to David Cella,...Show More Summary

National Academy of Medicine elects 79 new members

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine announced today the election of 70 regular members and nine international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered...Show More Summary

What To Do About America's STEM Education Gap

Scientific American and Macmillan Learning just the 4th annual STEM Summit at the New York Academy of Sciences to explore some innovative strategies -- Read more on

Genetic Factors Improving Wheat Yields

Bayer and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences collaborate to improve wheat yields

MINOS and Daya Bay join forces to narrow the window on sterile neutrinos

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) MINOS has made world-leading measurements to study how these neutrinos disappear as they travel between the two detectors. The existence of a sterile neutrino could cause some of these muon neutrinos to disappear at a faster rate than one would expect if sterile neutrinos do not exist. Show More Summary

Renowned Scientists and Educators to Speak at Symposium Hosted by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Many of the nation's leading young research chemists and educators will convene at the fourth Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Symposium on Friday, October 28, at the New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street in downtown Manhattan. The day-long program will stream live at beginning at 9:45 a.m.

How Hungary and Poland have silenced women and stifled human rights

Women face an uphill battle to fight for their rights under illiberal regimes. Kacper Pempel/Reuters Andrea Peto, Central European University and Weronika Grzebalska, Polish Academy of Sciences In the women's movement in Central Europe, there are few moments to celebrate. Show More Summary

Monumental Pictures Developing Ada Lovelace Biopic With Shawn Slovo

Alison Owen and Debra Hayward's Monumental Pictures is set to make a big screen biopic about Victorian mathematician and computer science visionary Ada Lovelace. Development is being supported by Google and the National Academy of Sciences' program, The Science and Entertainment Exchange. Show More Summary

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