The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. The NAS recognizes and promotes outstanding science through election to membership; publication in its journal, PNAS; and its awards, programs, and special activities. Through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the NAS provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation. Read More
Election to NAS membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Read more about our members and their contributions to science.
Featured member: Watch newly elected NAS member, Sara Seager, on The Search for Planets Beyond our Solar System. Every star we see in the sky has at least one planet orbiting it. So what do we know about these exoplanets, and how can we find out more? Watch Video »
Policy Studies & Reports
Our policy studies are conducted through the National Research Council (NRC). Access information about current and recently completed studies, including more than 5,000 publications available for free online. Read More »
Recent report: As one of a two-book report, this volume discusses CDR, the carbon dioxide removal of greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere and sequestration of it in perpetuity.
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,800 research papers annually. The journal’s content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope.
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