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Taking the Long View

There is a fascinating new study out the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences pointing to a connection between the slow story of climate change and the Syrian Civil War, which of course is the setting out of which ISIS and the current regional war war emerged. Show More Summary

Climate Change Helped Fuel The Syrian Conflict, New Paper Finds

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

An unprecedented climate change-fueled drought contributed to the political unrest in Syria, a new paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes. The Syrian drought, which began in late 2006, dragged on for three years and was the worst on record. Show More Summary

The Daytime Emmy Awards to Air Live Exclusively on Pop on Sunday, April 26

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop, a newly rebranded television network seen in more than 80 million homes (formerly TV Guide Network), today announced that the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Award

Reliability

On Thursday and Friday, I participated in a workshop on"Statistical Challenges in Assessing and Fostering the Reproducibility of Scientific Results" at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. Some of the presentations were even more horrifying than I expected — at one point, an audience member was moved to ask half-seriously whether ANY reproducible result […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson to receive the National Academy of Sciences’ most prestigious honor

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The National Academy of Sciences has announced that Neil deGrasse Tyson, most widely known for hosting the recent reboot of Carl Sagan's popular science show "Cosmos," will receive their most prestigious award at a ceremony this April.Read full article >>

A Plan to Save the Earth That Might Kill Us All

Photo by Max Lopez via DeviantArt Two weeks ago, the US National Academies of Sciences (NAS) released a two-volume tome on geoengineering, a set of high-tech ideas that aim to alter the climate and thereby soften the brunt of climate change's blow. Show More Summary

Changing the Way We Think About Water: Q&A With Peter Gleick

Peter Gleick knows water. An environmental scientist and communicator and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, the MacArthur "genius" fellow and member of the U.S. National Academy of the Sciences is an expert on the connections between...Show More Summary

Oscars: Al Sharpton-Led Activist Group Planning Protest Sunday

There will be more than nominees outside the Oscars on Sunday as demands for greater diversity within the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences take to the Hollywood streets. The Los Angeles chapter of Al Sharpton's National Action...Show More Summary

Into the Brave New World of Geo-engineering

The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) just published a two-volume report on geo-engineering (Geo-Eng), invoked in order to neutralize the “threat of climate change.”

Gene Mutation Drives Cartilage Tumor Formation

Duke Medicine researchers have shown how gene mutations may cause common forms of cartilage tumors. In a study published in the Feb. 16, 2015, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Duke researchers and their colleagues...Show More Summary

Geoengineering and the Fight Against Climate Change: An Interview with David W. Keith

On Tuesday, the National Academy of Sciences released a new report on geoengineering, the deliberate modification of the earth's atmosphere to mitigate the effects of global warming. Proposals for solar geoengineering include the use of aircraft to deploy sulfates at high altitudes, which would increase the earth's reflectivity. Show More Summary

National Academy of Sciences Report on Carbon Removal: A Recap and Commentary

To date, Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) has largely been relegated to the fringes of the conversation on climate change, despite the fact that major reports from the IPCC and the UN Environment Program have noted that CDR will likely be critically important for preventing climate change. read more

National Academy of Science demands equal access to the climate trough for geoengineering

“…the time has come to look at options for a planetary-scale intervention…” Guest essay by Eric Worrall The National Academy of Science has demanded that scientists from disciplines other than climate modelling get a fair turn at the grant trough. According to The Guardian; “Climate change has advanced so rapidly that the time has come…

Scientists Weigh In On Plans To Hack The Weather And Cool The Earth

Geoengineering (i.e. tinkering with the climate to stop the rising tides of climate change) is a provocative and frankly still kinda crazy idea. Two long-awaited reports from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) out today have some pretty harsh words about geoengineering. More »      

Scientists Confirm Hacking the Weather to Cool the Planet Is Bonkers

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Geoengineering, i.e. tinkering with the climate to stop the rising tides of climate change, is a provocative and frankly still kinda crazy idea. Officially. Two long-awaited reports from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) out today say as much, and with some harsh words. Read more...

If Shazam, Spotify, and Facebook Determined GRAMMY Award Outcomes, the Winners Would Be…

Although the winners of tonight’s GRAMMY Awards are determined by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, everyday folk using Shazam, Spotify, and Facebook have made their preferences clear throughout the year. Shazam Rank Record Of The year 1 Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass 2 Sam Smith – Stay With Me 3 Iggy Azalea Feat. Show More Summary

Food politics in action: Potatoes!

The National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) has just recommended that white potatoes be included in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. This recommendation contradicts previous policy, which excluded white potatoes from the WIC package on the grounds that starchy vegetables are not lacking in the diets […]

Improving Climate Literacy: ‘Temperature Homogenization Activity’

Guest essay by Jim Steele In 2012 the National Academies of Science published A Framework For K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Although the framework often characterizes climate change as a negative...Show More Summary

Grammy's Sue -- You Can't Sell Our Tickets to Joe Blow!

The only riff raff the Grammy's want at it's ceremony a week from Sunday is the singer, and maybe not even him... and that's the basis of a new lawsuit.The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences claims VIP Concierge has somehow gotten…

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