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Are You Super Productive Today? Harvard Scientist Says, Predict It With This New App

Just published by the National Academy of Sciences, this new study shows how happiness influences productivity.

With a cloud over 'Birth of a Nation,' which awards contenders might avert #OscarsSoWhite3?

Nate Parker's blunt biographical drama “The Birth of a Nation” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 11 days after members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came under fire for nominating only white actors for a second straight year. Parker’s movie, which tells the...

Philippines: Corporate science subdues the poor

Early this July, a spate of news from pro-GMO camps (which includes IRRI and Mark Lynas) struck the headlines wherein they praised the report made by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine regarding safety of GM crops. Show More Summary

Scientists Identify Supernova Ashes in Magnetic Fossils

Supernova ash has been found in fossils created by bacteria here on Earth. The discovery, published on August 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, suggests a link between an explosion of a star and an extinction event on our planet over two million years ago.

EPA Whitewashes Illegal Human Experiments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has employed the prestigious National Academy of Sciences to whitewash the EPA’s illegal experiments on human beings.

General support for science doesn't always correlate with attitudes toward specific issues

WASHINGTON - U.S. adults perform comparably to adults in other economically developed countries on most measures of science knowledge and support science in general, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Show More Summary

Alaska's Woolly Mammoths Likely Died of Thirst

Some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths literally died of thirst, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The ancient animals were still living on a small island off the coast of Alaska until about 5,600 years ago—or 5,...

Effective monitoring to evaluate ecological restoration in the Gulf of Mexico -- New report

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

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

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

Hot news flash! Menopause, insomnia accelerate aging

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

‘Living hip replacement’ via stem cells–a tale of two news stories

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

"Life Itself" Nominated for Best Documentary at the Emmy Awards

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

Nominations Announced for News and Documentary Emmy Awards

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 sun and the mooon could trigger earthquakes on the San Andreas fault

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

Macular Degeneration Insight Identifies Promising Drugs to Prevent Vision Loss

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.

Scientists Delve Into 'Black Box' of DNA Research

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.

.@FoundationFFAR Launches Food & Ag Research Prize

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

Macro Musings Podcast: Robert Hall

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

NAACP to film academy: Thumbs up (and keep going)

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...

News Briefs: Emmy win for Georgia Southern, CCI announces Civic Innovation Fellows, The Masquerade announces move and more

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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.

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