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10 Thursday AM Reads

My morning reads (continues here): • Companies selling stocks at record pace this year (WSJ) • Irrational exuberance and neural crash warning signals during endogenous experimental market bubbles (National Academy of Sciences) see also They discovered something in the brains of great investors that makes them do so much better (Business Insider) • Ray Dalio...Read More

Bird with 21-foot wingspan could be the largest to ever live

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a bird the size of a (really small) plane! In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, paleontologist Daniel Ksepka describes the extinct Pelagornis sandersi as having a wingspan nearly 21 feet across, making it the largest flying bird ever found. Show More Summary

Time of day crucial to accurately test for diseases, new research finds

A new study published today in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), has found that time of day and sleep deprivation have a significant effect on our metabolism. The finding could be crucial when looking at the best time of day to test for diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and for administering medicines effectively. read more

Negar Sani solved the mystery of the printed diode

With an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States of America (PNAS), a thirteen-year-long mystery that has involved a long series of researchers at both Linköping University and Acreo Swedish ICT has finally been solved. read more

Frontiers of Consciousness meeting at the National Academy of Sciences

In March 2014, I helped to design and participated in a two day workshop called the Frontiers of Consciousness, held at the Beckman Center at the University of California, Irvine, the West Coast center for the US National Academy of Sciences. Show More Summary

Applying translational research to real world scenarios

An intriguing article was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – one of the most prestigious (more on “prestige” later) journals around — with the provocative title, “Rescuing U.S. Biomedical Research...Show More Summary

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Hoax

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences could mean bad news for environmental doomsayers. Forget all those warnings about the million tons of plastic debris floating in the ocean. Ignore the photos that you think show the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Show More Summary

Academia, Applied Research and Your Tax Dollars

An intriguing article was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- one of the most prestigious (more on "prestige" later) journals around -- with the provocative title, "Rescuing U.S. Biomedical Research...Show More Summary

Did Facebook Break The Law?

Facebook is in hot water after news of a psychological experiment they conducted was revealed this weekend. As reported in The Verge: According to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Facebook altered the...Show More Summary

Facebook Apologizes for Emotion Manipulation Experiments – Sort Of

Facebook has apologized (sort of) for so-called emotion manipulation experiments that came to light over the weekend. That’s when a massive study published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science started suddenly drawing attention. Show More Summary

Study helps unlock mystery of high-temp superconductors

A Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues say they have unlocked one key mystery surrounding high-temperature superconductivity. Their research, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found a remarkable phenomenon in copper-oxide (cuprate) high-temperature superconductors. read more

Facebook Messed With The Emotions Of 689,003 Users... For Science

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As you may have heard (since it appears to have become the hyped up internet story of the weekend), the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) recently published a study done by Facebook, with an assist from researchers...Show More Summary

The Crapification of Biomedical Research

An urgent warning from PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: In the context of such progress, it is remarkable that even the most successful scientists and most promising trainees are increasingly pessimistic about the future of their chosen career. Show More Summary

Facebook’s science experiment on users shows the company is even more powerful and unethical than we thought

If you were still unsure how much contempt Facebook has for its users, this will make everything hideously clear. In a report published at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Facebook data scientists conducted an...Show More Summary

Why the massive black market trade in cigarettes affects you even if you don’t smoke.

A National Academy of Sciences committee meets this week to study a large, growing and little-understood black market in drugs.  But rather than cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, the committee members will be discussing tobacco cigarettes. The global black market in tobacco is estimated to supply 11.6% of the world’s consumption, a startling 650 billion cigarettes […]

Smart Grid and Smart Buildings Share Same Disruptive Impacts

Buildings use 40% of all energy in the USA. The National Academy of Sciences reported that if buildings fully deployed available energy efficiency technologies and programs, we could avoid construction of new electricity-generating plants in the USA until 2030. read more

Daytime Emmys Mum on Red Carpet Hot Mess — Which Is Still Streaming

The disaster that was the online-only Daytime Emmy Award Red Carpet Preshow continues to be panned by critics and fans alike, but the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, who put the program together, is staying mum on the...Show More Summary

The Daytime Emmys Drew More Controversy Than Viewers With THIS Rape Joke! What Were They Thinking??

The Daytime Emmys were live streamed online only this weekend. But maybe it's better they didn't make it to TV. Hoping to snag the elusive millennial demo, the National Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences went with some unusual choices with its red carpet coverage. Vloggers Brittany Furlan, Lauren Elizabeth, Jessica Harlow, and Meghan Rosette seem to [...]

Complete List of 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners

Sunday night, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards

Daytime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Hosts Generate Controversy With Rape Joke, Racism

The hosts of the Daytime Emmy Awards red carpet show caused a stir with some controversial statements to attendees and rape jokes. The show was broadcast by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which held an open casting call for hosts. The organization called for “millennials between the ages of 18-35… who have

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