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In Academy’s Diversity Efforts, a Risk of Bias

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ goal of doubling its minority membership and achieving gender parity could discriminate against older members.

#OscarsSoWhite joins a long line of Oscar controversies

The #OscarsSoWhite uproar over the lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominations the last two years and the subsequent call by some for a boycott of the ceremony played a role in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changing the rules regarding the organization's membership. But...

Helen Mirren says it's 'unfair' to criticize the Oscars for nominating only white actors

Helen Mirren is defending the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, saying it's "unfair" to criticize the organization over the Oscars' diversity controversy. For the second year in a row, all 20 actors nominated are white, which...Show More Summary

Typical San Francisco Tourist Attractions Look Like a Ghost Town During This Super Bowl Week – SUBSTITUTION in Action?

TweetWhat’s this, the gigantic aquarium at our California Academy of Sciences at 1:58 PM on a Wednesday afternoon? Oh, that’s right, we’ve lost our Regular Visitors due to all the hassles of our money-losing Super Bowl. Is it usually like this? IDK, but I ain’t never seen this area totally empty afore. And let’s look […]

Congressmen send letter to film academy and call diversity plan a 'first step'

Members of Congress are commending the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its new diversity initiatives, offering support as the organization moves forward with its efforts. Representatives Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) sent a letter to academy President Cheryl...

Cheryl Boone Isaacs: ‘At Some Point, You Need To Speak Up’

Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since she was nominated for the position in 2013. It is a prestigious position in perhaps the most prestigious organization in Hollywood. The president of the Academy has a wide range of responsibilities, but perhaps none has been more... Show More Summary

Marlon Brando Nailed Hollywood's Diversity Issue Over 40 Years Ago

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

In 1973, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated Marlon Brando for Best Actor after a now iconic performance in "The Godfather" as Don Vito Corleone. He was pretty much a shoe-in. When presenters Liv Ullmann and Roger Moore announced his name, however, Brando famously wasn't there to accept it. Show More Summary

Kojima and Guillermo del Toro are keynote speakers at the D.I.C.E. Summit

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has confirmed today that Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro will be keynote speakers at the 2016 D.I.C.E. Summit. It'll take place on Tuesday, on February 16 (the event will run until February 18 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas). Show More Summary

The Weeknd, Bieber, Drake Dominate 2016 Juno Award Nominantions - Here's The Full List

The Weeknd grabbed 6 nominations for the 2016 Juno Awards; and Justin Bieber and Drake each received 5. The show, organized by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, will air live on April 3rd. Here is the full list of nominees: JUNO Fan Choice Award Presented by TD...

Drake, the Weeknd, Tobias Jesso Jr., Majical Cloudz, Destroyer, Adele, More Nominated for Juno Awards

On April 3, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will hold the 45th annual Juno Awards. Today, the nominees have been announced. Drake and the Weeknd are both up for multiple awards, including Artist of the Year and Album...Show More Summary

Scientists have put a high precision blood assay into a simple test strip

Researchers from the General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GPI RAS) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have developed a new biosensor test system based on magnetic nanoparticles. It is designed to provide highly accurate measurements of the concentration of protein molecules (e.g. Show More Summary

Quincy Jones Will Use the Oscars to Demand Diversity

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that Quincy Jones will present an award at the Oscars ceremony in February, and the legendary record producer has said he will use his moment in the spotlight to affirm...Show More Summary

Study suggests how modern humans drove Neanderthals to extinction

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests how Neanderthals could have been driven to extinction by competition with modern humans. Archaeologists have hypothesized that competition between...Show More Summary

A 'gap in the armor' of DNA may allow enzyme to trigger cancer-causing mutations, IU study finds

Research from Indiana University published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has identified a genetic mechanism that is likely to drive mutations that can lead to cancer.

A 'gap in the armor' of DNA may allow enzyme to trigger cancer-causing mutations

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Research at Indiana University has identified a genetic mechanism that is likely to drive mutations that can lead to cancer. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds...Show More Summary

What You Need to Know About This Year's Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences comes under fire - for the second consecutive year - for the lack of diversity among the nominated actors, this year's critically acclaimed documentary features are not only diverse but also vastly momentous. Show More Summary

Oscars: Second Group Of Presenters Includes Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Olivia Munn & Kerry Washington

UPDATE, 12:05 PM: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the second group of presenters for the 88th Academy Awards later this month. They are Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis, J.K. Show More Summary

New tool for gauging public opinion reveals skepticism of climate engineering

Members of the public find the risks of climate engineering technology more likely than any of the benefits, according to an article published in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. read more

The Universe’s Best-Dressed Spiritual Leader

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Ernest and Ruth Norman founded the Unarius Academy of Science in 1954. It’s a philosophy that includes reincarnation, extraterrestrials, and visions of utopia. From Ernest’s death in 1971 to her own passing in 1993, Ruth Norman led the group as the Archangel Uriel. Show More Summary

Khan Academy Anatomy and Physiology

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