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Academy President Defends 'The Birth Of A Nation' Amid Rape Backlash Without Having Seen It

Nate Parker ’s college rape allegations shouldn’t stop audiences from catching his slave rebellion biopic “The Birth of A Nation” when it hits theaters this fall, according to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl...Show More Summary

Earth-Like Proxima-B Planet Unlikely to Be Suitable for Life - Russian Scientist

It is unlikely that the recently-discovered Proxima-B Earth-like planet is capable of supporting life, a scientist from the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences said Thursday.

Want Your Teen To Have A Healthy Weight? Science Says Shut Up

Experts agree that talking about the need to diet and lose weight is one of the most unhealthy, counterproductive things a parent can do for a teen who is struggling with weight issues. Now, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics formally endorse those findings. Show More Summary

Can Anyone Be Clairvoyant? The Unariuns Think So.

A lot of people don't believe in clairvoyance, let alone that it's something that can be taught — but not the Unarius Academy of Science. The modern metaphysical school not only believes in psychic powers, it also holds that everyone has the capacity to develop extrasensory capabilities as tools for creativity...

Academy Pulls Back Curtain On 12 Focus Areas For Sci-Tech Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said today that 12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Sci-Tech Oscars, which will be held February 11. They are made public so individualsShow More Summary

“Elections in America”

New symposium in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. … Continue reading ?

Are You Super Productive Today? Harvard Scientist Says, Predict It With This New App

Just published by the National Academy of Sciences, this new study shows how happiness influences productivity.

With a cloud over 'Birth of a Nation,' which awards contenders might avert #OscarsSoWhite3?

Nate Parker's blunt biographical drama “The Birth of a Nation” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 11 days after members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came under fire for nominating only white actors for a second straight year. Parker’s movie, which tells the...

Philippines: Corporate science subdues the poor

Early this July, a spate of news from pro-GMO camps (which includes IRRI and Mark Lynas) struck the headlines wherein they praised the report made by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine regarding safety of GM crops. Show More Summary

America's "Humanitarian War" Against the World

Via Strategic-Culture.org, The following text is a point by point thematic summary of Prof. Michel Chossudovsky‘s presentation at the Science for Peace Conference, Academy of Sciences, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, 15-16 August 2016 Introduction Historically, science has supported the development of the weapons industry and the war economy. Show More Summary

Secrets Behind New Chinese Cruise Missiles Revealed

The new generation of Chinese cruise missiles will be created using modular construction technology, according to the director of the main department of development of the Third Academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) Wang Changqing.

New Chinese Cruise Missiles to Have 'High Level of Artificial Intelligence'

The next generation of Chinese cruise missiles will have a high level of automation and artificial intelligence, director of the General Design Department of the Third Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp Wang Changqing said Friday.

Scientists Identify Supernova Ashes in Magnetic Fossils

Supernova ash has been found in fossils created by bacteria here on Earth. The discovery, published on August 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, suggests a link between an explosion of a star and an extinction event on our planet over two million years ago.

Oscar-Nominated Director and Former Academy President Dies

An acclaimed movie director who received an Oscar nomination and was president of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Directors Guild of America has died. Deadline.com reports that Arthur Hiller died today in Los Angeles....

The conspiracy theory conspiracy theory

Climate change denialist Malcolm Roberts told Brian Cox that NASA had fiddled the data on the graph he showed on a TV debate. Cox was dumbfounded, if NASA had fiddled the data than the Australian Academy of Sciences and the UK’s Met Office would all have to be complicit. Of course, nobody has fiddled the … Continue reading "The conspiracy theory conspiracy theory"

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We're in the California Academy of Sciences in SF awaiting a press event for Honor.

Great Job, Internet!: Be afraid, be very afraid of The Fly’s 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago today, David Cronenberg unleashed a horrific tale of science gone wrong, a body-horror masterpiece that freaked out audiences, earned an Academy Award for makeup, and is often held up as a “remake done right.” The Fly was loosely based on the 1957 story by George Langelaan and the 1958 film of the same name. Show More Summary

Geological Students to be tested in Arctic

Novosibirsk State university this year, together with the Russian Academy of Sciences will begin sending students of geological and geophysical faculty to practice in the Arctic.

EPA Whitewashes Illegal Human Experiments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has employed the prestigious National Academy of Sciences to whitewash the EPA’s illegal experiments on human beings.

General support for science doesn't always correlate with attitudes toward specific issues

WASHINGTON - U.S. adults perform comparably to adults in other economically developed countries on most measures of science knowledge and support science in general, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Show More Summary

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