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Pin Pointing new Potential Rodent Reservoirs for Disease Caused by Global Warming

Machine learning can pinpoint rodent species that harbor diseases and geographic hotspots vulnerable to new parasites and pathogens. So reports a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by Barbara A. Han,...Show More Summary

Kind Words Could Boost Congress' Approval Ratings

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How do politicians win public approval? According to research published in this week’s issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, words uttered in Congress that are suggestive of kindness may have a significant impact on poll numbers. Read more...

Dimock, PA Lawsuit Trial-Bound as Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination in Neighboring County

A recent peer-reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has confirmed what many fracking critics have argued for years: hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas can contaminate groundwater.  The study's...Show More Summary

Early Birds Winding Back the Clock

Early Birds from the Early Cretaceous Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have published information about a new species of ancient bird which suggests that the clade of Aves that produced today’s modern feathery friends, the Ornithuromorpha was around at least five million years earlier than previously thought.  The new species comes from strata […]

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Announces Winners of the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Press release from NATAS, May 5, 2015: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 36th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at a special ceremony tonight at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall...

ABS’ Wiernicki Addresses Maine Maritime Academy Graduates

ABS chairman, president and CEO delivers commencement address at Maine Maritime Academy, receives honorary Doctor of Science degree, speaks at dedication ceremony

Royal Society calls on UK Government to take action on antibiotic resistance ahead of G7 summit

Royal Society calls on UK Government to take action on antibiotic resistance, tropical diseases, and the future of the ocean ahead of G7 summit. Today the national science academies of the G7 countries, including the Royal Society in the UK, handed three statements to their respective governments for discussion during the G7 summit at Schloss […]

Quote: The Sagan effect

Many people know the story that Carl Sagan was rejected for membership in the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. The story has given rise to the idea of the “Sagan Effect”, whereby scientists who are active in popularizing...Show More Summary

Climate change a risk to health: report

Australian Academy of Science warns of food security and diseases threat.

How Edge of Tomorrow Created and Destroyed a Digital Paris

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This new featurette from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences goes behind the epic final battle of Edge of Tomorrow. Intellectually we know there’s a lot of special effects in these movies, but it’s actually amazing how few things were actually filmed for this. Read more...

The Webby Awards 2015: Here Are This Year's Winners

Less than a month after the nominees were announced, the winners of the 2015 Webby Awards have been revealed. Judges from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, including Conan O’Brien, Arianna Huffington, and YouTube stars and even Harvard professors, all helped choose the winners, which may or may [...]

The Vatican's Solution to Climate Change: Take From the Rich, Give to the Poor

On Tuesday, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted a workshop on climate change at the Vatican entitled “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Humanity

Zillow Group sites clean up at the ‘Webbys’

Real estate tech's supernova, Zillow Group, nabbed awards for three of its sites at the 19th annual Webby Awards presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences: two for its flagship site, zillow.com, and one apiece for its rentals site, HotPads, and New York City portal, StreetEasy...

UT Southwestern's Dr. Lora Hooper and Dr. Steven Kliewer Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today announced the election of two UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty members - Dr. Lora Hooper and Dr. Steven Kliewer, one of the highest honors attainable by American scientists.

Zillow Group Brands Win Four Webby Awards

Zillow Group has announced that Zillow and StreetEasy received four 2015 Webby Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), including three fan-voted People's Voice awards.

Climate Change and the coming Encyclical

Guest essay by Joe Ronan Today we see another set of meetings in Rome. One is that of the Pontifical Academy of Science, and the other the Heartland Institute. Both organisations are hoping to influence the widely heralded Encyclical from Pope Francis that will include references to climate change. Given that the text of the…

Why Was Carl Sagan Blackballed from the National Academy of Sciences?

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’re ever feeling crappy about not getting recognition for your work, just remember that even Carl Sagan got negs from his scientific colleagues. In fact, he was never allowed into the National Academy of Sciences, despite all he did to popularize the scientific worldview. Read more...

2015 Webby Award Winners Revealed, Include Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Phan

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has selected the lucky winners of the 2015 Webby Awards from a host of nominees. The 19th annual Awards show will recognize individuals and brands, including Ellen DeGeneres andShow More Summary

Daytime Television’s Biggest Stars, Honored TV Legends, a Surprise Prank and Long-Awaited Soap Star Reunion Ignite TV Fans and Trend on Social Media of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Pop

Press release from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, April 26, 2015: The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards roared back to television tonight on Pop with a live broadcast that put the spotlight on show-stopping entertainment, daytime’s biggest...

Taco Cannon Coming to University of Nebraska-Omaha Hockey Games Next Season (Video)

We’ve still got a while to go before the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announces the 2015 Nobel Prize winners. But at this point, the folks at Voodoo Taco and the University of Nebraska-Omaha hockey program have got to be considered the frontrunners to take the prize in physics, what with the introduction of the […]

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