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The hype cycle starts again

Completely uncritical press coverage of a speculative analysis. But, hey, it was published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PPNAS)! What could possibly go wrong? Here’s what Erik Larsen writes: In a...Show More Summary

Nail stem cells prove more versatile than press ons

There are plenty of body parts that don't grow back when you lose them. Nails are an exception, and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals some of the reasons why. A team of USC Stem...Show More Summary

As CO2 acidifies oceans, scientists develop a way to measure effect on marine ecosystems

Following a 5,000 km long ocean survey, research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents a new way to measure how the acidification of water is affecting marine ecosystems over an entire oceanic basin. read more

You Like “Ugly” Guys More When You’re On The Pill

Uh oh. A new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (sounds fancy), recently discovered that women who start or stop taking birth control while they’re in a relationship experience a decrease in sexual satisfaction… especially if their boyfriends or husbands are uggos. Looks like meeting the love of your life while taking [...]

Contraceptives Suppress Facial Attractiveness

last weekOdd : FuturePundit

From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS): Birth control pills alter how women's minds measure facial attractiveness in their men. Hormonal contraceptives (HCs) are believed to suppress biological processes associated...Show More Summary

Symbiotic plants are more diverse, finds new study

Some plants form into new species with a little help from their friends, according to Cornell University research published Oct. 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study finds that when plants develop mutually...Show More Summary

Infants found with ancient weapons and other offerings at 11,000-year-old Alaskan burial site

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

At an archeological site in Alaska, researchers found a pair of infant bodies that date to about 11,500 years ago. According to a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, the two babies were buried with a cache of weapons and other offerings, giving scientists...

The Population Wake-Up Call

A recently published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reads like a grim Choose Your Own Adventure tale of global population dynamics. What if the next pandemic wiped out 2 billion people? What if the entire...Show More Summary

Action games help you ‘learn how to learn’

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempts to explain why certain types of games seem to improve learning abilities. The effects of video games on the brain have been the subject of scientific study since … Continue reading ?

Television Academy Names Ex-CBS VP Bob Mauro New President

The former VP of CBS Network Operations and CEO of Leo Burnett Worldwide will take over operations, including planning of the various Emmy Awards programs. Here's the release: THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS& SCIENCES' BOARDShow More Summary

Government Lied About Pandemic Which Killed 50 Million People … Attempt to “Prevent Panic” Backfired

The mainstream American press has agreed – at the request of the government – not to report on suspected Ebola cases. Let’s provide some context … The U.S. National Academy of Science noted in 2005 (starting on the bottom of p. 64):Show More Summary

PNAS: From HIV to cancer, IL-37 regulates immune system

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in this month's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes the activity of a recently discovered communication molecule of the body's immune system, Interleukin 37 or IL-37. Show More Summary

Do Not Underestimate Family Planning

A recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has ignited a small firestorm of criticism. As reflected by its title, "Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems," the authors...Show More Summary

700-year-old caribou poop used to resurrect unknown virus

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Thanks a lot, caribou. In a study published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers report using DNA preserved in vintage caribou poo to recreate a unique virus. The DNA was found in a drilled ice core that contained thousands of years worth of caribou defecation. Show More Summary

New study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at key events in plant evolution

Scientists from North America, Europe and China have published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on our planet. From strange...Show More Summary

Why Lineups Don’t Line Up

Virginia Hughes flags “helpful guidance” from the National Academy of Sciences about the accuracy of eyewitness identification: One thing all of these scientists agree on—and was underscored repeatedly in the NAS report—is the importance of recording the witness’s level of confidence immediately after making a photo identification. Show More Summary

Facebook changes its research rules after mood study backlash

Facebook is changing the way it conducts research using its site, following a summer uproar over a mood study that the social network's researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For the study, researchers altered nearly 700,000 users' News Feeds to show either only happy or sad posts from friends, and found […]

PBS And CBS Dominate News & Documentary Emmys

PBS and CBS were the big winners tonight as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled its 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The pubcaster walked away with a leading 11 trophies, followed by the Eye with 10. Show More Summary

University of Alberta researchers explain 38-year-old mystery of the heart

In a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, researchers at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry have explained how the function of a key protein in the heart changes in heart failure. read more

National Academy of Sciences moving towards BEIR VIII

As has been reported in numerous articles here, there has been a large body of scientific research on the health effects of low level radiation published in the period since the last time the National Academy of Sciences produced a report on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation. Show More Summary

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