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Alumni of the Israel Arts and Science Academy call on others to refuse military service

In a brave act of resistance, over fifty alumni, former educators and staff members of the Israel Arts and Science Academy, Jews and Palestinians, have published a letter calling the high-school community – students and alumni alike – to refuse service in the Israeli military.

Probably not fewer bone heads though

Our Weaker Bones a Recent Evolutionary Development, Say Researchers Based on research published this week in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists are suggesting that humans evolved with a weaker bone...Show More Summary

Reading An iPad In Bed Makes It Harder To Fall Asleep

Don't bring your iPad to bed with you if you value your sleep. Researchers at the National Academy of Science published a study on Monday that concludes the "short-wavelength light" (light that's closer to the blue end of the spectrum) messes up the circadian rhythms that govern sleep and suppresses the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. Show More Summary

eReaders Are Bad For Sleep

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Do you read eBooks before bed? It could be having a negative effect on your sleep, according to a new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers looked at the sleep quality of people who had read on a light-emitting...Show More Summary

7 of the Ocean’s Strangest Creatures, Including a Fish With a Flashlight

This is the final part of a five-part series on the specimen collections at the California Academy of Sciences, and I feel like it’s only appropriate for us to return to our roots with it. So in the gallery above you’ll find the most...Show More Summary

Study: Tablets might be messing with your sleep

If your bedtime ritual involves reading on a tablet, we’ve got some bad news for you According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, your tablet might be keeping you up at night — and making you...Show More Summary

Oscars: Should There Be 10 Potential Spots In The Acting Categories? Handicapping The Race

I've said it before and I will say it again. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences lately has had a serious problem when it comes to at least one of the acting races. Too many contenders for best actor and only five slots. I know, I know. Show More Summary

Over two hundred interesting new species in 2014

In 2014, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 221 new plant and animal species to our family tree. The new species include 110 ants, 16 beetles, three spiders, 28 fishes, 24 sea slugs, two marine worms, 9 barnacles, two octocorals, 25 plants, one waterbear, and one tiny mammal.

Newswire: Ida, Force Majeure lead the Oscar shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued its shortlist of foreign language releases; as per usual, it’s a mixture of festival favorites, head-scratchers, and glaring omissions. The nine shortlistees––which will be whittled...Show More Summary

Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist: ‘Force Majeure’, ‘Ida’ In; ‘White God’, ‘Mommy’ Miss Cut

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the shortlist of nine films that will advance to the next stage in the Foreign Language Film Oscar race. As was widely expected Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida, fresh off of five European Film Awards, is in. Show More Summary

“Green” Cars Are Actually Very Brown

(Steven Hayward) Seth Borenstein, environmental writer for the AP, notes a new study out Monday from the National Academy of Sciences that finds electric cars have a strongly negative air pollution effect if they are run in states that...Show More Summary

Channing Tatum, Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Launch ‘Team Oscar’

Channing Tatum, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today launched "Team Oscar," an opportunity for young filmmakers to create a short video and vie for a chance to appear onstage...Show More Summary

HIV/AIDS Immunovirologist Dr. Doug Nixon Selected for 2014 National Academy of Inventors Fellowship

Today, Douglas Nixon, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine and Walter G. Ross Professor of Basic Science Research at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, was named a 2014 National Academy of Inventors Fellow.

Seven films advance in makeup and hairstyling Oscar race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that seven films remain in competition in the makeup and hairstyling category for the 87th Academy Awards.

Best Lawsuit of the Year ... Sell an Oscar, Go Directly to Court

And the Oscar goes to... some dude on eBay, and now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is going after the relative of an actual winner.A guy named Robert Surtees won an Oscar in 1953 for cinematography for the "The Bad and the…

Tesla Drivers Don't Be Too Smug: Electric Cars Are Not So Green Says Study

last weekNews : Reason

In a new study in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences University of Minnesota researchers report in various scenarios that vehicles using alternative fuels are often more harmful to human health than are conventional gasoline-powered automobiles. Show More Summary

OSCARS: 7 Films Advance In Makeup & Hairstyling

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Foxcatcher and The Theory Of Everything are among the seven films that remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 87th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences said today. Show More Summary

Amy Adams & Jennifer Lawrence Were Paid Less Than Their 'American Hustle' Male Co-Stars, Says Leaked Sony Emails

Amy Adams holds a feather on stage while attending a screening of her film Big Eyes hosted by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Saturday (December 13) in New York City. The 40-year-old actress was joined by her co-star Christoph Waltz, writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, and director Tim Burton. Big [...]

Presentations from NAS BEIR VIII Planning Meeting Posted

On November 17, 2014, I attended a meeting at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington organized to determine if there is a need to convene an eighth committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR VIII). Show More Summary

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