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Let hope our responses the next ones are better than “Heckuva job, Brownie” From Grinsted, Moore, and Jevrejeva, “Projected Atlantic hurricane surge threat from rising temperatures,” Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of the United States of America, 2013: Abstract: Detection and attribution of past changes in cyclone activity are hampered by biased cyclone […]

Cats Declared a ‘More Successful Species’ Than Dogs

Score one for cat lovers. A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has concluded that cats are a “more successful” species than dogs. So Read More The post Cats Declared a ‘More Successful Species’ Than Dogs appeared first on Ecorazzi.

In Cats vs. Dogs, History Answers

It's official: Cats are better than dogs. Better predators, that is. So say researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences after looking at more than 2,000 fossils of prehistoric cats and dogs in North America. It turns out that when cats arrived on the continent 20...

Evolution has spoken: Cats are a ‘more successful’ species than dogs

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has concluded that cats are a “more successful” species than dogs. According to Mashable, an international team of scientists from the Universities of Göthenburg (Sweden), São Paulo (Brazil) and Lausanne...

Is this what the world’s ‘first flower’ looked like?

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Researchers believe that a 130-million-year-old aquatic plant from Spain may represent one of the world's first flowers.Sort of.In a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from the United...Show More Summary

Great American Wheat Harvest Nominated for Award

The Great American Wheat Harvest film has been nominated for a regional EMMY® Award!  The Mid-America Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees for the 2015 Regional EMMY® Awards.   Great American Wheat Harvest has been nominated in the documentary-cultural category. Show More Summary

Changing the Look of Tax Forms

A reader pointed me in the direction of a three-year-old paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in the category of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, and also available here. Show More Summary

Tippets: How Nature Changes the Brain, Best Days to Fish

last monthHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

A growing body of evidence shows that spending time in nature is linked to mental well-being and neurological health. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences strongly suggests that natural environments “could be an easy … more ?

Nominees Unveiled for News & Documentary Emmy Awards — Here’s the Full List

The full list of nominees has been unveiled for the 36th Annual News & Documentary Awards, with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences taking the wraps off the list today. You can see the full list by clicking...

Nominees for the 36th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards Announced

Press release from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, July 22, 2015: Nominations for the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The News &...

Once again: Crypto backdoors are an insane, dangerous idea

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Washington Post editorial board lost its mind and called on the National Academy of Sciences to examine "the conflict" over whether crypto backdoors can be made safe: the problem is, there's no conflict. Read the rest

Evolution Not Just Mutation Drives Development of Cancer

A paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argues against the commonly held "accumulation of mutations" model of oncogenesis in favor of a model that depends on evolutionary pressures acting on populations of cells.

More on that Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities report

POLITICS: National Academy of Sciences criticizes politicization of Israeli archaeology. State’s links with right-wing Elad NGO come under fire in report; Elad: Report is biased against us (Nir Hasson, Haaretz ).In a comprehensive report...Show More Summary

National Academy of Sciences set to have its first female president

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The first female editor in chief of the prestigious journal Science is now set to become the first female president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. On Monday the NAS announced the committee's nomination of Marcia McNutt, a geophysicist by training, to take over when current president Ralph J. Cicerone steps down on July 1, 2016.Read full article >>

Tippets: Prescription Nature, Being a Good Client, Yukon Delta Fishing Ban

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Spending a day on the water might put you in a good mood for a reason. New research out of Stanford, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, finds nature may be an important part of … more ?

Why don’t we drive more electric vehicles?

A report from the National Academy of Sciences looks at barriers and adoption.

Astronaut Selfies

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin attended the SciTechLeaders Conference (because he is the Science Director of The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists), and took this photo with the other attendees. I wonder if this could be some kind of record for the most people in one selfie. Show More Summary

Study: Liberals Have Less Self-Control Because They're Less Likely to Believe They Have Self-Control

Conservatives have more self-control than liberals, according to research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the result is likely due to conservatives being more likely to believe that they have self-control.

PrEP Data Links Anti-HIV Immune Response to Reduce Chance of Infection

Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that some individuals exposed to HIV-1, but who remain uninfected, have a certain pattern of virus-specific immune responses that differentiated them from individuals who became infected.

New Discovery Could Explain How Prostate Cancer Becomes Lethal

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has provided a major boost for the prostate cancer field by uncovering an unprecedented mechanism for developing cancer.

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