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To Protect the Interests of Whom?

From the last Morning Jolt of the week: To Protect the Interests of Whom? Here’s a section in the lead story of this week’s The Economist, about a new report from the National Academy of Sciences that “gives qualified support to research...Show More Summary

Revolutionary New Technique Visualizes Biomolecules Without Crystallization

In the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design are describing a new technique that may finally give life scientists a detailed view into many of the biomolecules they work with. Show More Summary

New report examines role of engineering technology, calls for increased awareness

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) While workers in the engineering technology (ET) field play an important role in supporting US technical infrastructure and the country's capacity for innovation, there is little awareness of ET as a field of study or category of employment in the US.

To prevent serious medical conditions, scientists should be able to edit people's DNA, panel says

Scientists should be allowed to alter a person’s DNA in ways that will be passed on to future generations, but only to prevent serious and strongly heritable diseases, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. However, tinkering with these...

Two From UW-Madison Contribute to Human Gene Editing Report

The National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine issued a report Tuesday focused on human genome editing. It lays out principles and recommendations for governments grappling with how to handle rapid advances in human genome-editing technology as it applies to human health and disease. Show More Summary

Two from UW-Madison contribute to human gene editing report

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) The National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine issued a report Tuesday focused on human genome editing. It lays out principles and recommendations for governments grappling with how to handle rapid advances in human genome-editing technology as it applies to human health and disease. Show More Summary

Human Embryo Editing Gets the OK—But No Superbabies

A National Academy of Sciences committee reviews the do's and don'ts for gene editing. Cures: good. Enhancements: Not right now. The post Human Embryo Editing Gets the OK—But No Superbabies appeared first on WIRED.

HSE experts investigate how order emerges from chaos

(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Igor Kolokolov and Vladimir Lebedev, scientific experts from HSE's Faculty of Physics and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, have developed...Show More Summary

Report: Climate change will cause 'severe' US electricity crisis in near future

Climate change will have "severe impacts" on electricity usage in the United States, according to a new report from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists from around the world have long predicted many of the...Show More Summary

Black Carbon in Arctic Blamed on Russia

According to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 35% of black carbon in the Russian Arctic originates from residential heating sources, 38% comes from transport, while open fires, power plants…

OSU marine ecologist receives top National Academy of Sciences honor

(Oregon State University) The National Academy of Sciences is honoring Oregon State University marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco with its most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal.

National Academy of Sciences honors LIGO researchers

(Louisiana State University) The National Academy of Sciences announced today that LSU Professor of Physics and Astronomy Gabriela González is one of the recipients of the academy's 2017 Award for Scientific Discovery. González is currently...Show More Summary

44th Daytime Emmys: Two TV Veterans to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced today that it will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Hart and Harry Friedman. Hart, the longtime host of “Entertainment Tonight,” will be honored on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the 44th...

Daytime Emmys: Mary Hart & Harry Friedman To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will honor former longtime Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart and Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune producer Harry Friedman with Lifetime Achievement Awards at this year’s Daytime Emmys. Friedman will receive his at the 44th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday, April 28. Show More Summary

Mary Hart, Iconic Host of ‘Entertainment Tonight,’ and Harry Friedman, Legendary Producer of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Press release from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Jan. 26, 2017: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today proudly announced that two legendary Hollywood icons, Mary Hart, former host of “Entertainment Tonight,” and Harry...

Daytime Emmys: Actors Selected For Pre-Nomination Consideration

A roster of soap actors selected as “pre-nominations” for Daytime Emmy Awards consideration has been released by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, beginning the process that will end in a trophy for winners in six categories. These...Show More Summary

NAS honors five for major contributions in physical science and engineering

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Sciences will honor five individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in physical science and engineering.

Research shows brain rewires itself consistently due to deafness

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that the brains of those born with congenital deafness consistently rewire themselves to repurpose areas of the brain normally used for hearing. Show More Summary

Talking to children about STEM fields boosts test scores and career interest

(University of Chicago) A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields.

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