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Will the Academy Awards Recognize Casting?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented special Oscars to some of Hollywood’s veteran industry leaders Nov. 12 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. For the eighth year running, the Governors Awards...Show More Summary

Academy's shortlist of 15 for documentary Oscar includes 'O.J.: Made in America,' 'Weiner,' '13th'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday the 15 feature documentaries that will continue to compete for the Oscar. The list was narrowed down from an initial field of 145 submitted films and should make for one of the strongest and most competitive doc races in recent...

O.J: Made in America, 13th, and Weiner Make Oscar’s Documentary Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially narrowed the field for the Best Documentary Oscar, announcing the 15 movies that have made this year’s shortlist. The list, from which the five nominees and the eventualShow More Summary

Oscars: Documentary Feature Race Narrowed To 15

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is out with its shortlist for Documentary Feature hopefuls for the 89th Oscars. Including such high-profile pics as O.J.: Made in America, 13th, Weiner and Tower, those surviving the cut...Show More Summary

Cheryl Boone Isaacs To Receive Pioneer Award At CinemaCon

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be honored with the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation’s annual Pioneer Of The Year award, to be bestowed at CinemaCon in March. "We are delighted that...Show More Summary

East Asian dust deposition impacts on marine biological productivity

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists find significant correlations between East Asian dust events and chlorophyll a concentration not only in the open ocean of North Pacific Ocean, but also in the Chinese marginal seas.

New application of existing drug offers personalized therapy for lung cancer

(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) A subset of lung tumors is exquisitely sensitive to a class of recently approved anti-cancer drugs. Researchers at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular...Show More Summary

It’s Official: Jimmy Kimmel Will Host 2017 Academy Awards

The Oscars are still a few months away, but ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have chosen a host for the 2017 Academy Awards: late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel!

Jimmy Kimmel Will Host the 2017 Oscars: Report

After months of uncertainty over who will host the biggest celebration in Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reportedly settled on its pick, with Jimmy Kimmel set to emcee the Oscars in February. The newsShow More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel has been selected as host of the 2017 Academy Awards, according to reports. His selection comes just four months after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences renewed its contract with ABC to air the ceremony through 2028. (ABC has been the exclusive home of the Oscars since...

Jimmy Kimmel To Host The Oscars

It was one of the worst-kept yet longest-gestating secrets that Jimmy Kimmel would host the 2017 Oscars. Now it’s official, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has selected the ABC late-night host to top the show. Kimmel hosted the Emmy Awards this year to strong critical reviews. The Oscars are set for February 26 on ABC.

'Rogue One,' 'Jungle Book' Make Oscars Shortlist For Best Visual Effects

Some of this year's biggest movies are one step closer to Oscar. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Science announced the shortlist for the Best Visual Effects category, and it's full of major blockbusters like "The Jungle Book,"Show More Summary

Oscars: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Doctor Strange’ Make Cut As Academy Narrows Visual Effects Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has drawn up its shortlist of 20 films vying for Visual Effects Oscar nominations. As usual, the list is peppered with big-budget pics — some of which were massive hits (Deadpool, The Jungle...Show More Summary

Cataracts linked to increased odds of depression in older adults

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Older adults with cataracts are more likely to have symptoms of depression, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Medical News Today: Diabetes breakthrough: Insulin-producing cells formed using malaria drugs

Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences may have found a way to transform alpha cells into insulin-producing beta cells using a common drug.

People matter

(Arizona State University) An interdisciplinary study released this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America combines social and physical science in new ways, seeking to understand how changes in Arctic resource-sharing behaviors could affect highly cooperative communities and the households within.

International kudos

(University of California - Santa Barbara) Nobel laureate David Gross is recognized by Chinese and Russian science academies for his continuing work in theoretical physics.

Going against the grain -- nitrogen turns out to be hypersociable!

(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Nitrogen is everywhere: even in the air there is four times as much of it as oxygen. However, it is reluctant to form chemical bonds, especially with more than four atoms. Show More Summary

Overlooked elements of language and literature play a key role

(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) Everything is pointing towards success in unravelling the mysteries inherent in every human language, which for nearly 100 years have been an object of intrigue for mathematicians and linguists working on studies into statistics of literature. Show More Summary

Prominent geophysicist Marcia McNutt named 30th DRI Nevada Medalist

(Desert Research Institute) The Desert Research Institute (DRI) proudly announces the selection of Dr. Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council, as its 2017 DRI Nevada Medalist. Show More Summary

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