WASHINGTON - To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon - the largest oil spill in U.S. history - a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration activities. read more
This finding, to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, can help in the design of security policies even more so since future global warming from human-made greenhouse-gas emissions will increase natural disasters and therefore likely also risks of conflicts and migration. read more
Two separate UCLA studies reveal that menopause and the insomnia that often accompanies it make women age faster. The dual findings, respectively published July 25 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Biological Psychiatry, suggest these factors could increase women's risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death read more
Joy Victory is deputy managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org. She tweets as @thejoyvictory. Last week about a dozen different news outlets reported on a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that researchers...Show More Summary
I am so happy to announce that "Life Itself," the wonderfully life-affirming documentary about my late husband Roger Ebert, was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The film was directed by award winning director, Steve James, and was produced by CNN Films and Kartemquin Films. Show More Summary
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations today for the 37th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, with PBS leading the way with 54 nominations. Among the Big 4 broadcasters, CBS was well ahead of the...
The same phenomenon that creates ocean tides is responsible for certain small "low-frequency" San Andreas fault earthquakes, according to new research. In a study recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, four scientists from the U.S. Show More Summary
In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team pinpoints how immune abnormalities beneath the retina result in macular degeneration, a common condition that often causes blindness.
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that an unusual DNA repeat element on an inactive X chromosome is actually essential to the overall three-dimensional structure of this female-specific genetic phenomenon.
The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) has established a new National Academy of Sciences (NAS) prize for food and agriculture research. The $100,000 prize will be awarded to a mid-career researcher currently engaged in food & ag research. Show More Summary
My latest Macro Musings podcast is with Robert Hall. Bob is a professor of economics at Stanford University. He is the former president of the American Economic Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists. Show More Summary
After inviting its most inclusive class of new members ever, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has received an endorsement from one key advocacy group: the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. NAACP national board of directors Chairman Roslyn M. Brock issued a statement...
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Southeast Chapter, awarded Georgia Southern University’s Multimedia Development Center (MDC) and Department of Music an Emmy Award for Best Live Audio.
A new report, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, says, the 2011 disaster should serve as a wake-up call to nuclear plant operators and regulators on the crucial importance of measuring, maintaining, and restoring cooling in spent fuel pools - in the face of, severe accidents and terrorist attacks.
The brain-training apps that promise to improve memory and boost your IQ may have nothing more than a placebo effect, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday,...Show More Summary
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Scientists are getting closer to directly observing how and why water is essential to life as we know it. A study in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides the strongest evidence yet that proteins--the large and complex molecules that fold into particular shapes to enable biological reactions--can't fold themselves. read more
Veronique Greenwood's story on a new method to infer someone's physical appearance from DNA evidence doubles as a skeptical mini-history of forensic science: In 2009 the National Academy of Sciences released a blistering report calling...Show More Summary
The Grammys have always had a contentious history with hip-hop. But aside from frequently snubbing rappers, another egregious error of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has been its lack of recognition of streaming-only...Show More Summary
Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized oncologist and health economist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a member of a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), is available to discuss biomarker tests for molecularly targeted therapies. Show More Summary
It's no secret that when abroad, travelers often find local residents' body odor particularly noxious. Now a study published in March in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA shows that the degree of disgust we find in others' sweat may depend on whether we are thinking of them as part of our […]