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Study suggests how modern humans drove Neanderthals to extinction

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests how Neanderthals could have been driven to extinction by competition with modern humans. Archaeologists have hypothesized that competition between...Show More Summary

A 'gap in the armor' of DNA may allow enzyme to trigger cancer-causing mutations, IU study finds

Research from Indiana University published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has identified a genetic mechanism that is likely to drive mutations that can lead to cancer.

A 'gap in the armor' of DNA may allow enzyme to trigger cancer-causing mutations

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Research at Indiana University has identified a genetic mechanism that is likely to drive mutations that can lead to cancer. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds...Show More Summary

New tool for gauging public opinion reveals skepticism of climate engineering

Members of the public find the risks of climate engineering technology more likely than any of the benefits, according to an article published in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. read more

Daytime Emmy Award Pre-Nominations Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced pre-nominations in six drama performer categories for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Ten actors and ten actresses are up for outstanding lead performances, with another 10 performers in each...

Quote: The National Research Council on data access

From chapter 2 of Sharing Publication-Related Data and Materials: Responsibilities of Authorship in the Life Sciences, a publication of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, U. S. A., in 2003. Community standards...Show More Summary

Are the academy's diversity actions enough to end the #OscarsSoWhite boycott?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new measures Friday to increase diversity among its members after its predominately white slate of Oscar nominees sparked a national outcry. Faced with the publicity nightmare of the trending #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on social media and a...

Dartmouth study helps fill in gaps in our visual perception

HANOVER, N.H. - A Dartmouth College study sheds light on how the brain fills in the gaps of how we visually perceive the world around us. The findings appear in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. read more

Can 3 pigeons be in 2 pigeonholes with no 2 pigeons in the same hole?

Research published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) introduced a new quantum phenomenon which the authors called the "quantum pigeonhole principle." Prior to this breakthrough, the pigeonhole principle was a basic tenet of conventional wisdom. Show More Summary

Clarifying the mechanism for making blood cells

In 1917, Florence Sabin, the first female member of the US National Academy of Sciences, discovered hemangioblasts, the common precursor cells for blood cells and blood vessel endothelia. Her discovery faced a great deal of criticalShow More Summary

Harmful mutations have accumulated during early human migrations out of Africa

The researchers analysed genomes of individuals across four continents while former studies had only been carried out on two populations. The study has now been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. read ...

"Life on Earth May have Started Almost Instantaneously" --UCLA (Today's Most Popular)

"Twenty years ago, this would have been heretical; finding evidence of life 3.8 billion years ago was shocking," said Mark Harrison, a professor of geochemistry at UCLA and a a member of the National Academy of Sciences. "Life on Earth...

The Complicated Genetic Lineage of Prehistoric Ireland

A study published about two days ago in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documents the genomes of four prehistoric Irish … Continue reading ?

Climate Change Is Threatening Our Seafood Supply

It’s no secret that eating seafood is good for us, but will there be enough to go around after El Nino? A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that due to a decline in micro algae in our waters around the globe, there is [...]

Brain's mysteries unraveled through computational neuropsychiatry

In new research published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team of scientists from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, in the Faculty of Medicine, unraveled a longstanding mystery of a fundamental property of the brain. read more

Study Pinpoints Where Wild Bee Declines Will Most Affect Farmers

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

As the number of wild bees drops dramatically in the United States, new research indicates where farmers will likely suffer the most. A study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identifiedShow More Summary

Taking the Wood to Politicized Science

(Steven Hayward) Very soon the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is going to select a new president, and the leading (perhaps only) candidate appears to be Dr. Marcia McNutt, who is currently editor-in-chief of Science magazine. The problem with Dr. Show More Summary

National Association of Scholars calls out threats to the ‘Integrity of Science’

Peter Woods of NAS writes: I am pasting below a copy of an email that I’ve sent to many members of the National Academy of Sciences. I’ve also sent a version of it to the board members of the AAAS.  And I have posted it to the National Association of Scholars website here. It explains…

LL Cool J Will Host The Grammys Yet Again

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Hopefully, the fifth time’s the charm for LL Cool J. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced today that LL would be hosting the Grammys for the fifth consecutive year in 2016, but they failed to indicate whether or not he would get any better at it. The Grammys place more of an […]

The Silent Epidemic Killing White American Women

Momentous new report (and its critics) offer insight into inequality's fatal effects. A momentous new report took up just six pages in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The title had no spoilers:Show More Summary

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