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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.

Dangerous drug-resistant superbug may be more widespread

It's a superbug that is resistant to antibiotics -- and it may be spreading more rapidly than previously thought. This according to a new study published in the journal?Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Experts say this...Show More Summary

Cannabis Compounds Ease Spasticity in MS, National Academies’ Report States

Certain cannabinoids reduce spasticity symptoms in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, according to a report  from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that scrutinized published research about the benefits and hazards of cannabis and cannabinoid use. Show More Summary

Scientists Release Definitive Study: Marijuana Is a Medicine

Click here for reuse options! Can we finally put to rest the canard that marijuana has no medical value? And will someone tell Congress and the DEA? On Thursday the National Academy of Sciences released a comprehensive review of research on marijuana and concluded that marijuana does indeed have medical value. Show More Summary

What We Know And Don't Know About The Effects Of Marijuana

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a massive report that summarizes top-tier scientific research into the health effects of smoking marijuana. It's an essential resource for those who care about marijuana use and legalization and prefer science over ideology.

Medical News Today: What are the risks and benefits of cannabis use? New report sheds light

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have analyzed over 10,000 studies to better understand the benefits and harms of cannabis.

Is Marijuana Harmful? National Academy Of Sciences Releases Study Confirming That It’s Neither 100 Percent Safe Nor Particularly Dangerous

Is marijuana harmful? That’s the question policy-makers, doctors, social scientists, and marijuana users have been asking for decades. And while the question may not be answered conclusively for some time, a new study released Thursday concludes that pot is not 100 percent safe, but it is generally no more harmful than alcohol. Show More Summary

Science Once Again Claims Marijuana Is Medicine In Landmark National Academy Of Sciences Report

Today the National Academy of Sciences released a comprehensive review of research on marijuana and concluded that marijuana does indeed have medical value. The review concluded: "One of the therapeutic uses of cannabis and cannabinoids is to treat chronic pain in adults. Show More Summary

Health effects of marijuana and cannabis-derived products presented in new report

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a rigorous review of scientific research published since 1999

Report recommends new framework for estimating the social cost of carbon

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) To estimate the social cost of carbon dioxide for use in regulatory impact analyses, the federal government should use a new framework that would strengthen the scientific basis,...Show More Summary

New report finds significant improvements in methods to collect data on recreational fishing

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Now, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says MRIP has made significant improvements in gathering information through redesigned surveys, strengthening the quality of data. Show More Summary

We finally know how long it took for dinosaur eggs to hatch

By Matt Hoffmadin, Buzz60 Why did the dinosaurs go extinct? A new study says it may have been because of their eggs and a long incubation period. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that some...Show More Summary

El Nino, Pacific Decadal Oscillation implicated in domoic acid shellfish toxicity

Researchers today reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a strong correlation between toxic levels of domoic acid in shellfish and the warm-water ocean conditions orchestrated by two powerful forces - El Niño events and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.

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Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide (Phase 2 report) This new report from the Board on Environmental Change and Society of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines potential approaches for a comprehensive update to the current methodology for estimating the social...

New report calls for revisions to WIC food packages; changes would save money over time

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes updated revisions to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to better align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and promote and support breast-feeding.

New report calls for use of emerging scientific data to better assess public health risks

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Recent scientific and technological advances have the potential to improve assessment of public health risks posed by chemicals, yet questions remain how best to integrate the findings from the new tools and methods into risk assessment. Show More Summary

Study could pave way for greater understanding of how plants and animals grow and develop

Dr. Zhi-Liang Zheng, a biology professor and plant scientist in the Department of Biological Science, published a paper last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that demonstrates a connection between Rho...Show More Summary

Cheetahs Race Toward Extinction With Global Population Crash

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Photo: Getty Cheetahs, the fastest animal in the world, are on the brink of extinction according a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. There are only 7,100 cheetahs globally, and their population has declined rapidly since the late 90s. Show More Summary

Why Are Strad Violins Unique? New Scientific Study Suggests It's The Wood

A new study, published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that answers may lie in the wood: Mineral treatments, followed by centuries of aging and transformation from playing, might give these instruments unique tonal qualities.

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