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Why don’t we drive more electric vehicles?

A report from the National Academy of Sciences looks at barriers and adoption.

Astronaut Selfies

3 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin attended the SciTechLeaders Conference (because he is the Science Director of The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists), and took this photo with the other attendees. I wonder if this could be some kind of record for the most people in one selfie. Show More Summary

Study: Liberals Have Less Self-Control Because They're Less Likely to Believe They Have Self-Control

Conservatives have more self-control than liberals, according to research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the result is likely due to conservatives being more likely to believe that they have self-control.

PrEP Data Links Anti-HIV Immune Response to Reduce Chance of Infection

Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that some individuals exposed to HIV-1, but who remain uninfected, have a certain pattern of virus-specific immune responses that differentiated them from individuals who became infected.

New Discovery Could Explain How Prostate Cancer Becomes Lethal

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has provided a major boost for the prostate cancer field by uncovering an unprecedented mechanism for developing cancer.

Nutrient Pollution Hurts Fish, Study Says

Nutrient runoff and the “dead zones” they create are a growing problem around the world. But what’s their impact on fish? A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that this pollution...Show More Summary

Navigating Multiple Myeloma with 'Google Maps' for the Cancer Genome

In a new study published June 8 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, David C. Schwartz and his University of Wisconsin-Madison research team describe a new approach for studying the cancer genome that Schwartz says will let scientists account for both the individual tiles and the whole mosaic. Show More Summary

A Note on Genome Editing

Last week, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and its National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced that they will convene an international meeting this fall at which researchers, ethicists, and other experts will discuss the implications...Show More Summary

Pin Pointing new Potential Rodent Reservoirs for Disease Caused by Global Warming

Machine learning can pinpoint rodent species that harbor diseases and geographic hotspots vulnerable to new parasites and pathogens. So reports a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by Barbara A. Han,...Show More Summary

Kind Words Could Boost Congress' Approval Ratings

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How do politicians win public approval? According to research published in this week’s issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, words uttered in Congress that are suggestive of kindness may have a significant impact on poll numbers. Read more...

Dimock, PA Lawsuit Trial-Bound as Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination in Neighboring County

A recent peer-reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has confirmed what many fracking critics have argued for years: hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas can contaminate groundwater.  The study's...Show More Summary

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Announces Winners of the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Press release from NATAS, May 5, 2015: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 36th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at a special ceremony tonight at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall...

Royal Society calls on UK Government to take action on antibiotic resistance ahead of G7 summit

Royal Society calls on UK Government to take action on antibiotic resistance, tropical diseases, and the future of the ocean ahead of G7 summit. Today the national science academies of the G7 countries, including the Royal Society in the UK, handed three statements to their respective governments for discussion during the G7 summit at Schloss […]

Quote: The Sagan effect

Many people know the story that Carl Sagan was rejected for membership in the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. The story has given rise to the idea of the “Sagan Effect”, whereby scientists who are active in popularizing...Show More Summary

UT Southwestern's Dr. Lora Hooper and Dr. Steven Kliewer Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today announced the election of two UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty members - Dr. Lora Hooper and Dr. Steven Kliewer, one of the highest honors attainable by American scientists.

Why Was Carl Sagan Blackballed from the National Academy of Sciences?

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’re ever feeling crappy about not getting recognition for your work, just remember that even Carl Sagan got negs from his scientific colleagues. In fact, he was never allowed into the National Academy of Sciences, despite all he did to popularize the scientific worldview. Read more...

Daytime Television’s Biggest Stars, Honored TV Legends, a Surprise Prank and Long-Awaited Soap Star Reunion Ignite TV Fans and Trend on Social Media of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Pop

Press release from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, April 26, 2015: The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards roared back to television tonight on Pop with a live broadcast that put the spotlight on show-stopping entertainment, daytime’s biggest...

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and POP Announce Presenters for the 42nd Annual 'Daytime Emmy Awards' Including Shemar Moore & Craig Ferguson

- Some of the biggest and brightest stars of daytime television are scheduled to present at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards airing live on Pop on Sunday April 26 at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT.

Want to Survive a Tsunami? Walk Faster

Walking to higher ground at a quick pace could be the key to survival for thousands of Americans if a large tsunami were to hit the Pacific Northwest, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds. The study focused on the high-risk communities within...

Molecular Signature for Outcomes of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Compared to other types of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancers are often more aggressive and have fewer treatment options. In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers...Show More Summary

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