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Study: Beef impacts the environment more than poultry, pork

Two new studies looking at the beef industry show that it might be better for the environment to try white meat instead. A study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that in the United States, it takes 28 times as much land and 11 times as much water to raise cattle than it does pork and poultry. Show More Summary

Environmental costs for beef larger than expected

Beef is by far the most environmentally costly animal protein. This is according to new research that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Former CBS Washington Bureau Chief Bill Small to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and former CBS Washington bureau chief William J. Small is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement...Show More Summary

SLU scientists hit 'delete': Removing regions of shape-shifting protein explains how blood clots

ST. LOUIS – In results recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Saint Louis University scientists have discovered that removal of disordered sections of a protein's structure reveals the molecular mechanism of a key reaction that initiates blood clotting. Enrico Di Cera, M.D., chair of the Edward A. Show More Summary

EMMYS: PBS & CBS Lead Way In News & Docu Nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled nominations for the 35th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. They will be presentedSeptember 30 during a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center. PBS led networks with 43 nominations followed by CBS with 42. The New York Times led newspapers with seven noms. Check out the full list here.

Study: Humans Make Friends for Weird Reasons

A study published yesterday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explores the idea that people choose friends with similar genetic material — close enough that they could have the “same great-great-great-grandparents.”One note in the piece explains that people who like to smell similar things are likely to be friends.... More »

The PNAS ‘old boys’ club’: NAS members can ‘choose who will review their paper’

Hot of the heels of the busted “Peer Review Ring” we have this from Nature News: In April, the US National Academy of Sciences elected 105 new members to its ranks. Academy membership is one the most prestigious honours for … Continue reading ?

10 Thursday AM Reads

My morning reads (continues here): • Companies selling stocks at record pace this year (WSJ) • Irrational exuberance and neural crash warning signals during endogenous experimental market bubbles (National Academy of Sciences) see also They discovered something in the brains of great investors that makes them do so much better (Business Insider) • Ray Dalio...Read More

Bird with 21-foot wingspan could be the largest to ever live

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a bird the size of a (really small) plane! In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, paleontologist Daniel Ksepka describes the extinct Pelagornis sandersi as having a wingspan nearly 21 feet across, making it the largest flying bird ever found. Show More Summary

Time of day crucial to accurately test for diseases, new research finds

A new study published today in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), has found that time of day and sleep deprivation have a significant effect on our metabolism. The finding could be crucial when looking at the best time of day to test for diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and for administering medicines effectively. read more

Negar Sani solved the mystery of the printed diode

With an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States of America (PNAS), a thirteen-year-long mystery that has involved a long series of researchers at both Linköping University and Acreo Swedish ICT has finally been solved. read more

Frontiers of Consciousness meeting at the National Academy of Sciences

In March 2014, I helped to design and participated in a two day workshop called the Frontiers of Consciousness, held at the Beckman Center at the University of California, Irvine, the West Coast center for the US National Academy of Sciences. Show More Summary

Applying translational research to real world scenarios

An intriguing article was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – one of the most prestigious (more on “prestige” later) journals around — with the provocative title, “Rescuing U.S. Biomedical Research...Show More Summary

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Hoax

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences could mean bad news for environmental doomsayers. Forget all those warnings about the million tons of plastic debris floating in the ocean. Ignore the photos that you think show the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Show More Summary

Academia, Applied Research and Your Tax Dollars

An intriguing article was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- one of the most prestigious (more on "prestige" later) journals around -- with the provocative title, "Rescuing U.S. Biomedical Research...Show More Summary

Did Facebook Break The Law?

Facebook is in hot water after news of a psychological experiment they conducted was revealed this weekend. As reported in The Verge: According to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Facebook altered the...Show More Summary

Facebook Apologizes for Emotion Manipulation Experiments – Sort Of

Facebook has apologized (sort of) for so-called emotion manipulation experiments that came to light over the weekend. That’s when a massive study published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science started suddenly drawing attention. Show More Summary

Study helps unlock mystery of high-temp superconductors

A Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues say they have unlocked one key mystery surrounding high-temperature superconductivity. Their research, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found a remarkable phenomenon in copper-oxide (cuprate) high-temperature superconductors. read more

Facebook Messed With The Emotions Of 689,003 Users... For Science

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard (since it appears to have become the hyped up internet story of the weekend), the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) recently published a study done by Facebook, with an assist from researchers...Show More Summary

The Crapification of Biomedical Research

An urgent warning from PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: In the context of such progress, it is remarkable that even the most successful scientists and most promising trainees are increasingly pessimistic about the future of their chosen career. Show More Summary

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