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Here's a Look at the Memes That Climate Denialists Are Funding These Days

How does climate denial work? Who funds it? In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Justin Farrell used network analysis to take a detailed look at a massive corpus of 41,000 texts written between 1993 and 2013 and came...Show More Summary

Climate Influences Sediments From High Altitude Sources

In a new paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), San Francisco State University Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Leonard Sklar and colleagues show how two established geochemical...Show More Summary

Research Confirms ExxonMobil, Koch-funded Climate Denial Echo Chamber Polluted Mainstream Media

A new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science ( PNAS ) shows that the climate denial echo chamber organizations funded by ExxonMobil and Koch family foundations produced misinformation that effectively...Show More Summary

Einstein, Oppenheimer, relativity and black holes: The curse of fundamentalitis

J. Robert Oppenheimer and Albert Einstein at theInstitute for Advanced Study in Princeton A hundred years ago in November, 1915, Albert Einstein sent a paper to the Prussian Academy of Sciences which was to become one of the great scientific papers of all time. Show More Summary

Oily waste with natural radionuclides: Stimulates or inhibits soil bacterial community?

Kazan Federal University partnered up with Justus Liebig University Giessen, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Georg August University Gottingen to reveal both structural and functional changes of the microbial community resistant to and able to decompose oily wastes in soil. read more

Rachel Weisz Opens Up About Her Marriage to Daniel Craig

Rachel Weisz laughs while on stage at an Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences screening of her film Youth on Friday (November 20) in New York City. The 45-year-old actress was joined by her Youth cast mates Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rachel [...]

‘Amy,’ ‘Iris’ And Other Docs To Watch: A Round-Up Of This Year’s Top Oscar Hopefuls – AwardsLine

Even with 124 films qualifying for a run at the Documentary Feature Oscar this year, the longlist from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences isn't as extensive as in previous years. But as the doc branch sets to work narrowing...Show More Summary

SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM Among 10 Animated Shorts Vying For ACADEMY AWARD

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the 10 contenders for five nominations and the eventual Oscar for Best Animated Short.

Humans Are the Only Reason Pumpkin and Squash Aren’t Extinct

A new study, carried out by researchers at Penn State and to be published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says the Thanksgiving standards we eat are distant survivors of ancient fruits that avoided extinction only because they were cultivated by humans.

Oscars: Academy Draws Up Finalists For Animated Shorts

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 finalists vying for the Animated Short trophy at the 88th Academy Awards. Member of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch will select five nominees from group during branch screenings in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December. Show More Summary

Better catalysts will remove carcinogenic chlorine compounds from water

The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has just unveiled two new catalysts developed in close cooperation with the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. The catalysts have been designed with the effective treatment of tap water in mind, eliminating harmful chlorine compounds. read more

Spike Lee’s Oscar: Hollywood Does the Right Thing

TWENTY-SIX years after his seminal masterwork, "Do the Right Thing," Spike Lee received an Honorary Oscar at this year's Governors Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) on November 14th. The official AMPAS...Show More Summary

Identifying barriers to Muslim integration in France

From an email from the Harvard Kennedy School: “Identifying Barriers to Muslim Integration in France” Adida, Claire L.; Laitin, David D.; Valfort, Marie-Anne. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2010, Vol. 107, No. 52, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1015550107. Show More Summary

Day in the Life: Ichthyologist (Fish Biologist)

Moises B. is an ichthyologist and Ph.D. Candidate working at the California Academy of Sciences. An ichthyologist is a fish biologist. His passion for ichthyology began at a young age when he used to snorkel in Panama, becoming really interested … Continue reading ?

Researchers sequence genomes of parasite that is actually a 'micro jellyfish'

LAWRENCE -- It's a shocking discovery that may redefine how scientists interpret what it means to be an animal. This week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Kansas will reveal how...Show More Summary

SF State research reveals how climate influences sediment size

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2015 -- In a new paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), San Francisco State University Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Leonard Sklar and colleagues show...Show More Summary

Spike Lee Blasts Academy's Lack of Diversity in Oscar Speech

Spike Lee indicted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during his acceptance speech for an honorary Oscar Saturday night for its apparent disregard for nominating people of color. "Everybody here probably voted for Obama," he said at the conclusion of his 18-minute turn at the podium. "But in [Hollywood]...

MedidataVoice: Tech's Role in Moving Towards Home-based Healthcare

New technology entering the market has the potential to overhaul the healthcare system via increases in home-based patient monitoring. Speaking at a recent New York Academy of Sciences conference on mHealth and wearable devices, John Mastrototaro, vice president of informatics at device company Medtronic, shared his outlook on how he envisions remote [...]

Helen Mirren Makes a Fierce Entrance at Governors Awards 2015

Helen Mirren throws her dress into the air on the carpet at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 2015 Governors Awards on Saturday night (November 14) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning actress was joined at the event by her Trumbo co-star Bryan Cranston. Other stars in attendance at the [...]

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