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A Prenatal Influence on Stock Market Success

The National Academy of Science reports that stock market success for male high-frequency traders can be predicted via the length of the trader's index finger in relation to his ring finger.

Suppressing Differing Opinions to Promote “No Safe Dose” Mantra

Dr. Ed Calabrese has published additional installments in his continuing effort to illuminate the methods by which the 16 member Genetics Committee of the 1956 National Academy of Sciences Biological Effects of Atomic Radiation committee altered history. Show More Summary

Jinni and the Future of Choice

by Angela Guess Mark Lee Rollins of Red Orbit recently wrote, “Out of the blue, TV choice technology provider Jinni received a phone call last fall from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences notifying them they’d won anShow More Summary

How Well Does Your Computer Know You? Machines May Understand Us Better Than Our Friends or Family - Time to embrace our robot overlords.

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

According to Wu Youyou, lead author on a study published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "the human-computer interactions depicted in science fiction films such as Her seem to be within our reach." Y...

How do naps affect a baby’s memory?

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that babies who took an extended nap after learning new behaviors are able to retain new skills better than babies who did not sleep. Continue reading ? The post How do naps affect a baby’s memory? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Computers analyzing Facebook ‘likes’ are better judges of your personality than your friends

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A computer program that analyzes your Facebook “likes” may be a better judge of your personality than your closest friends and family, according to research out Monday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences was led by researchers at the University of Cambridge...

Flat Battery? This New Prototype Turns Waste Heat Into Electricity

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario is a step closer – a team from MIT has created an electrochemical cell which uses different temperatures to convert heat to electricity. More »      

Technology & Engineering Emmy Award Winners Include Second Screen Pioneers

While the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences made the announcement back in early August, today the winners of the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards will be honored at CES. Among the winners are second screen...Show More Summary

FREEZING OUT YOUNG SCIENTISTS: Ten years ago, a report from a National Academy of Sciences commit…

FREEZING OUT YOUNG SCIENTISTS: Ten years ago, a report from a National Academy of Sciences committee sounded an alarm about the barriers that young biomedical scientists face in launching their research careers. If improvements aren’t made, the report warned, there could be dire consequences to the future of biomedical research in the U.S. Since then, […]

Jimmy Carter, Bruce Springsteen To Honor Bob Dylan At MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

We already reported that the National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences was planning to present Bob Dylan with its MusiCares Person Of The Year Award at a February gala, and that Beck, Jack White, the Black Keys, and many others would perform. But now the list of dignitaries just got a little more impressive. [...]

Even China's Academy of Science thinks wearables are privacy problem

Multi-boffin study says users need more information before they share data Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Australian National University, h Dakota State University, Sydney University and Australia's Commonwealth...Show More Summary

Probably not fewer bone heads though

Our Weaker Bones a Recent Evolutionary Development, Say Researchers Based on research published this week in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists are suggesting that humans evolved with a weaker bone...Show More Summary

Reading An iPad In Bed Makes It Harder To Fall Asleep

Don't bring your iPad to bed with you if you value your sleep. Researchers at the National Academy of Science published a study on Monday that concludes the "short-wavelength light" (light that's closer to the blue end of the spectrum) messes up the circadian rhythms that govern sleep and suppresses the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. Show More Summary

eReaders Are Bad For Sleep

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Do you read eBooks before bed? It could be having a negative effect on your sleep, according to a new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers looked at the sleep quality of people who had read on a light-emitting...Show More Summary

Study: Tablets might be messing with your sleep

If your bedtime ritual involves reading on a tablet, we’ve got some bad news for you According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, your tablet might be keeping you up at night — and making you...Show More Summary

“Green” Cars Are Actually Very Brown

(Steven Hayward) Seth Borenstein, environmental writer for the AP, notes a new study out Monday from the National Academy of Sciences that finds electric cars have a strongly negative air pollution effect if they are run in states that...Show More Summary

HIV/AIDS Immunovirologist Dr. Doug Nixon Selected for 2014 National Academy of Inventors Fellowship

Today, Douglas Nixon, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine and Walter G. Ross Professor of Basic Science Research at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, was named a 2014 National Academy of Inventors Fellow.

Tesla Drivers Don't Be Too Smug: Electric Cars Are Not So Green Says Study

last monthNews : Reason

In a new study in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences University of Minnesota researchers report in various scenarios that vehicles using alternative fuels are often more harmful to human health than are conventional gasoline-powered automobiles. Show More Summary

Presentations from NAS BEIR VIII Planning Meeting Posted

On November 17, 2014, I attended a meeting at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington organized to determine if there is a need to convene an eighth committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR VIII). Show More Summary

Video: It Only Takes 60 Seconds to Refute Every Obnoxious Climate Denier You Know

If only all complicated science was accompanied by a kindly but sober British accent, and a jazzy beat. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.K. Royal Society have teamed up to produce this beautiful animation about the basics...Show More Summary

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