(MOSCOW) — A powerful earthquake has hit Russia’s Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow. Marina Kolomiyets, spokeswoman for Obninsk’s seismic station of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said Friday the epicenter was in the Sea of Okhotsk, east of the Russian coast and north of Japan. Show More Summary
By now you've heard about Kiera Wilmot. She's the Florida teen who was arrested for setting off a small explosion in her science class: Kiera, 16-year-old junior, was arrested after the incident, which happened outside about 15 minutes before the school day began. Show More Summary
This time it’s the title of an original research paper in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Nematic liquid crystal boojums with handles on colloidal handlebodies Again, someone published this work in the second or third most prestigious journal in science. It does mean something. They may not give a Nobel for stuff like this [Read more...]
According to new research published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, people who consume diets rich in fiber are at an increased risk of contracting Escherichia coli (E. coli) which can lead to O157:H7 infection and severe disease. Show More Summary
An insider tells me that, at the most recent and always secret Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences’ Board Of Governors meeting, president Hawk Koch ”went around the room asking if ‘anybody is friends with Nikki Finke?’ before beginning”. Gotta say, Hawk made my day.
EXCLUSIVE: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences COO Ric Robertson is taking what’s being internally called a “sabbatical” from June through August. I have learned this is an unusual paid leave even though the Academy is complaining about a financial crunch. Show More Summary
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 86th Oscars®. The most significant change affects the Animated Feature Film category. In this category, the new rule designates a maximum of two award recipients, one of whom must have a producer credit. Show More Summary
New material and reinterpretation of the Late Cretaceous eutherian mammal Paranyctoides from UzbekistanAuthors:1. Alexander O. Averianov (a)2. J. David Archibald (b)Affiliations:a. Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. Show More Summary
A new study published by The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences serves as a great example of the interconnectedness of nature and how human activity can disrupt life-sustaining systems.
I recently published a fourth grade “science quiz” given to students at a creationist South Carolina religious school, which featured questions in which the “correct” answers were essentially a denial of science. For example: Students were told to say True … Continue reading ?
According to Bill Munns, his goal is to produce something worthy of submitting to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a/k/a the Oscars.
A vice-director of the China Academy of Social Science (CASS) claims that "not a single person" was persecuted during the Anti-Rightist Movement, according to the SCMP. [ more › ]
BEVERLY HILLS, CA –Thirteen students from nine U.S. colleges and universities as well as three students from foreign universities have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition. Show More Summary
A new study researching sleep patterns has revealed that sleep rhythms were off in people with psychiactic disorders—namely, clinical depression. The research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences yesterday, and is hoping to pave the way for future therapies. Show More Summary
BINGHAMTON, NY– A new study, led by a Binghamton University anthropologist and published this week by the National Academy of Sciences, could shed new light on the earliest existence of humans. The study analyzed the tiny ear bones, the malleus, incus and stapes, from two species of early human ancestor in South Africa. Show More Summary
Many conservatives were disgusted last year when "2016: Obama's America" didn't receive an Oscar nomination for best documentary. In a letter to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Hawk Koch obtained by the Hollywood...Show More Summary
Basil McCrea and John McCallister were the invited guest speakers at a Friday lunchtime Politics and Chance in Northern Ireland seminar run by the Institute for Research in Social Sciences at UUJ. The room was mostly full of academics and postgraduate researchers. It was an opportunity to hear John and Basil deliver what might become [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences recently opened up first-round Oscar voting to the entire documentary branch and abandoned the previous system of allowing a small committee to determine the short list of eligible films....Show More Summary
Do we listen to the DoD or to the PRC government and Senior Colonel Wang XinJun, a researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences in Beijing, who recently stated, "The Chinese government and armed forces have never sanctioned hacking activities"?
On the web site of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in the "Early Edition" section, is an article by Mark Pagel, Quentin D. Atkinson, Andreea S. Calude, and Andrew Meade: "Ultraconserved words point to deep language ancestry across Eurasia". The authors claim that a set of 23 especially frequent words can [...]