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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

3 days agoMedia / 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 weekNews : 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

Shedding new light on the formation of emotional fear memories

Everyday events are easy to forget, but unpleasant ones can remain engraved in the brain. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identifies a neural mechanism through which unpleasant experiences...Show More Summary

2015 Grammy Nominees – Americana and Roots Music

2 weeks agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Science tried something new to announce the nomineews for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The nomniees were announced piecemeal, per catagory, via twitter exclusively starting at 9am. Ths staggared apprach was odd but, if you kept on top of thier account, not terrible. A social media strategy is [...]

How To Win A Grammy Nomination

Every year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences presents the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The next event will air live on CBS and is scheduled for February 8, 2015. The Grammys were originally called...Show More Summary

IRCM researchers identify a protein that controls the 'guardian of the genome'

Montréal, December 5, 2014 - A new study published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) sheds new light on a well-known mechanism required for the immune response. Show More Summary

“You Can’t Just Move Napa Or Bordeaux A Few Hundred Miles North”

Sandra Allen examines how winemakers are adapting to climate change: A splashy, controversial study published last year by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that in major wine-producing regions, the area suitable for viticulture — wine-grape growing – is threatened. By 2050, such terrain will decrease by between 19 percent and 62 […]

The hype cycle starts again

Completely uncritical press coverage of a speculative analysis. But, hey, it was published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PPNAS)! What could possibly go wrong? Here’s what Erik Larsen writes: In a...Show More Summary

Nail stem cells prove more versatile than press ons

There are plenty of body parts that don't grow back when you lose them. Nails are an exception, and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals some of the reasons why. A team of USC Stem...Show More Summary

As CO2 acidifies oceans, scientists develop a way to measure effect on marine ecosystems

Following a 5,000 km long ocean survey, research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents a new way to measure how the acidification of water is affecting marine ecosystems over an entire oceanic basin. read more

You Like “Ugly” Guys More When You’re On The Pill

Uh oh. A new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (sounds fancy), recently discovered that women who start or stop taking birth control while they’re in a relationship experience a decrease in sexual satisfaction… especially if their boyfriends or husbands are uggos. Looks like meeting the love of your life while taking [...]

Contraceptives Suppress Facial Attractiveness

last monthOdd : FuturePundit

From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS): Birth control pills alter how women's minds measure facial attractiveness in their men. Hormonal contraceptives (HCs) are believed to suppress biological processes associated...Show More Summary

Symbiotic plants are more diverse, finds new study

Some plants form into new species with a little help from their friends, according to Cornell University research published Oct. 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study finds that when plants develop mutually...Show More Summary

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