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Did Jupiter wipe out an entire generation of planets?

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Chuck Bednar for – @BednarChuck Our solar system might have been a vastly different place before Jupiter arrived, according to a new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that suggests that the gas giant may have destroyed an entire generation of inner planets before entering...

A Beautiful Mind Genius Wins Math Honor

American mathematicians John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg have won this year's Abel Prize in mathematics. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said today that the two "mathematical giants of the 20th century" made breakthroughs that have become "essential tools for the study of nonlinear partial differential equations....

Sports Emmy Nominees Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences today announced the nominees for the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. ESPN leads the way with 37 nominations, just ahead of NBC with 33. Other networks among the leaders are MLB Network...

Science directly contributes $145b to our economy

Research, commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Australian Academy of Science, says economic benefit can be doubled once the flow-on effects are taken into consideration.

ESPN and NBC lead the noms for the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

On Tuesday, the National Academy of Television and Sciences quietly announced the nominations for sports television over the past year. The ESPN Family of networks led all sports groups with a combined 57 nominations. NBC Sports Group was second with 42. Show More Summary

As Academy Board Meets, Are The Oscars Ready For Radical Change? Don’t Bet On It

The Board Of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will have their first meeting tonight since this year’s Oscar show, the lowest rated since 2009, and the agenda for these post-show meetings usually revolves around a review of the Oscarcast in order to get feedback on what worked and what didn’t. Show More Summary

For Our Consideration: One complicated, onerous proposal to fix the Emmy Awards

The National Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences recently ruled on petitions submitted by the producers of Glee, Shameless, Jane The Virgin, and Orange Is The New Black to allow those shows to vie for the Emmy Awards’ comedy categories. Show More Summary

Jupiter might have wrecked the first version of our solar system

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Dangit, Jupiter. Or maybe thanks? I'm not sure how to feel about this one. According to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, our solar system may once have been populated by a whole different set of planets than the ones we know now. And then Jupiter obliterated them.Read full article >>

Study says early version of our solar system was ruined by Jupiter

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences hypothesizes that when Jupiter rocked up to our then-infant solar system, it obliterated the incumbent planes, and gave us a lot of apparent quirks of our solar system. K...

Our Meat Obsession May Kill Us. But Not How You Think.

The world is using more antibiotics than ever before—and showing no signs of stopping. A new analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science predicts that worldwide consumption of the drugs will grow 67 percent by 2030. Show More Summary

Look Forward to Even More Antibiotics in Your Meat

Your conscientious decision to buy premium, antibiotic-free meat hasn't done anything to slow the use of drugs in livestock. A report from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences projects that antibiotic use in livestock will will rise by 67 percent by 2030.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)’s Orange is the New Black Is Drama, Not Comedy, Says Television Academy

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s award-winning Orange is the New Black series is not a comedy series but a drama series, the Television Academy has ruled. According to The Wrap, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Industry Panel released a ruling on Friday reclassifying Orange is the New Black as a comedy for the 2015 […]

The Emmys rule 'Orange Is the New Black' is a drama

Though"Orange is the New Black" competed -- and won -- in comedy categories at the 2014 Emmy Awards, the Netflix series is going to be stacked against new competition in 2015. A panel of Academy of Television Arts and Sciences members...Show More Summary

'Orange Is the New Black' must compete as drama at Emmys

"Orange Is the New Black" will have to compete as a drama at the Primetime Emmys this year. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Industry Panel has ruled that the Netflix prison series was not eligible to compete as a comedy, even though the series was nominated as a comedy at the...

Science vs Spin: Dilbit Sinks in the Real World, But Not in Studies Funded by Oil Industry

“ Once the oil started to sink, it made things a lot more difficult on our recovery.” Those were the words of Greg Powell of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during his presentation on March 10th at the National Academy of Sciences conference on the Effects of Diluted Bitumen on the Environment. Show More Summary

Science Isn’t Boring. Boring Lessons Are.

Mr. Wizard had the right idea. Image from Tumblr user BroadcastArchive-UMD. Last fall, the New York Academy of Scientists, together with the United Nations and a veritable who’s who of socially responsible corporations, collectively wrung their hands about the global shortage of science professionals. Show More Summary

Occupy Teotihuacan: Ancient 1-percenters killed pre-Aztec society with wealth inequality, study finds

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According to a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the ancient and diverse Mesoamerican civilization Teotihuacan collapsed not because of war, drought, or famine — but because of a “corporate mode” of governance that involved “ostentatious...

The Emmys Will Allow Glee, Shameless and Jane the Virgin to Compete as Comedies

After a new Emmys rule redefined a comedy as any series whose episodes run 30 minutes or less, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced a few exceptions. 32 must-see new shows According to Entertainment Weekly, Glee, Shameless and Jane the Virgin will be allowed to compete as comedies. Glee... Read More > Other Links From Jane the Virgin Shameless Glee

Recommendation for vitamin D intake was miscalculated, is far too low, experts say

Researchers are challenging the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine saying their Recommended Dietary Allowance for vitamin D underestimates the need by a factor of ten.

Emmys Allow 'Jane the Virgin,' 'Glee' and 'Shameless' to Compete as Comedies

The Emmy Awards revealed new rules last month, including the fact that hour-long shows are considered Dramas. However, there is an appeal process, and now the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has revealed that, for three shows, the appeal worked.

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