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TV Academy’s Ed Sullivan Statue Stolen From Hall Of Fame Plaza

A statue of Ed Sullivan was taken from its pedestal at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza in North Hollywood on Sunday. The solid bronze statue, which weighs about 20 pounds and stands 18 inches tall, was being...Show More Summary

Ed Sullivan statue stolen from Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

A solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan has been stolen from atop its pedestal at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame Plaza, police officials said Monday.

Ed Sullivan statue stolen from Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

A solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan has been stolen from atop its pedestal at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame Plaza, police officials said Monday.

University of Alberta researchers explain 38-year-old mystery of the heart

In a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, researchers at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry have explained how the function of a key protein in the heart changes in heart failure. read more

National Academy of Sciences moving towards BEIR VIII

As has been reported in numerous articles here, there has been a large body of scientific research on the health effects of low level radiation published in the period since the last time the National Academy of Sciences produced a report on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation. Show More Summary

Meet The Scientists Who Could Win This Year's Physics Nobel Prize

On October 7, a lucky few will join the ranks of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Enrico Fermi, among others, when the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announces this year's Physics Nobel Prize awardees. There are a few groups of scientists in the running. Show More Summary

Bob Dylan To Be Honored By Beck, Jack White, The Black Keys, Eddie Vedder At 2015 MusiCares Gala

Bob Dylan has been named as the 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year by The National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences, the same organization that gives out the Grammy Awards. He’ll be honored at a gala held on 2/6 (two days before the Grammys) in Los Angeles. Performers will include Beck, Jack White, the [...]

Academy Unveils Finalists For Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting

About half of the finalists for the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are from the Los Angeles area, but the rest span four states and three continents. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today released its list of 10 screenplays whose writers are on the shortlist for as many as five $35,000 fellowships. Show More Summary

A. Barton Hinkle: We Need More Innocence Commissions

last weekNews : Reason

According to a study published in the journal of he National Academies of Sciences, more than two-thirds of all the innocent people on death row have yet to be exonerated. Civil libertarians and liberals justifiably find this outrageous. Show More Summary

A call for “new rules” for internet-based research

The John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics put out a press release today, announcing the pre-release of an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science: In Wake of Uproar Over Facebook’s Emotional Manipulation Study, Bioethics Scholars Say New Rules Are a “Moral Imperative” It’s not actually news, many would agree, but good […]

National Academy of Sciences Invites Creationists to Testify on the Validity of Biological Evolution: Well, Actually a Bunch Anti-Biotech Activists

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

The National Academy would (I hope) never solicit testimony from creationists about the findings of evolutionary science. But when it comes to biotech crops, the National Academy has succumbed to the moral equivalent of listening o creationists. Show More Summary

Fukushima's Unsung Heroes and Implications of the New Seminal Report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for the Future of (Japan's) Nuclear Power Industry

[An abridged version of this article first appeared in print and online of The Japan Times on August 25, 2014] First, a confession: I am born in Iran, 60 years old, and have been a professor of engineering in the U.S. for almost 30 years; nevertheless, I am also a staunch fan of Japan and a diehard admirer of Admiral T?g? Heihachir?. Show More Summary

For Filmmakers, Higher Frame Rates Pose Opportunities—And Challenges

The next generation of technology is presenting new opportunities—and new challenges—for film makers, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched a research project to study how technical details like frame rates, dynamic range, color gamut, and resolution affect the cinematic experience. Show More Summary

Mel Brooks Honored at Academy for 'Young Frankenstein'

Last night at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS, of which I am a member), Mel Brooks was honored with a celebratory screening of his iconic film, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Naturally, I was there cheering him on. You see, I have known Mel Brooks most of my life. Show More Summary

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

In a new study published today, Sept. 8, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has added a new wrinkle to the cell differentiation equation, showing that the stiffness of the surfaces on which stem cells are grown can exert a profound influence on cell fate.

Out On Film announces 2014 festival guest line-up

Out On Film, Atlanta's LGBT film festival has announced the guest line-up for the 27th annual event taking place Oct. 2-9, at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Thanks to a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, this year's list of guests and programming is bigger.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

A bird-pollinated flower with a rather ingenious twist

"When we saw the recordings from the cameras, we were really excited," says Michael Bartoš of the Institute of Botany at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, noting that the twisting action happens so quickly it is almost imperceptible to a casual observer. Show More Summary

Links 9/6/14

Links for you. Science: National Academy of Science Member on ENCODE: “Worst Than Junk Food” @ENCODE_NIH ENCODE 2014 versus ENCODE 2012 (with translations) @ENCODE_NIH Your IQ isn’t constant: It changes over time (interesting paper here) Diet Research, Stuck in the … Continue reading ?

Academy announces 'Hollywood Costume' exhibition programs [video]

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A major Hollywood opening wouldn't be complete without a trailer. Accordingly, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled a lively one Thursday to promote its upcoming "Hollywood Costume" exhibition, along with some new programming.

Letting Students Hit The Snooze Button

by Dish Staff A new report indicates that science agrees with teenagers everywhere – school should start later: Seeing the mounting evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics [last week] released a new policy statement recommending that middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later. Doing so will align school […]

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