Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

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National Academies Press (NAP)

NAP Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults

Issues in Science & Technology

Issues in Science & TechnologySummer 2014 Issue

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NAS Members Receive Nobel Prize
National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program
The risks posed by climate change indicate a pressing need for action to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare for adapting to its impacts.
Information from the Academy about biological evolution--one of the foundations of modern science
Reports from the National Research Council provide the basis for new K-12 science education standards.

Nov. 6 "Glacial Balance": Film Screening and Discussion

Join NAS members Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson at a special screening of the documentary “Glacial Balance” to be held November 6 at the Koshland Science Museum. This film provides scientific insights about the causes of climate change and an explanation of how climate change is impacting the world's glaciers. First-hand accounts of the impacts of climate change on people and communities across South America provide insights into the potential long-term consequences of glacial ice melt. Read More »

Workshop to Inform Public Health Practices for Ebola

As a result of the emergence of Ebola, the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council will host a public workshop on Nov. 3 to discuss biomedical and public health research needed to best safeguard the U.S. public. The workshop will provide a venue to explore immediate science needs to provide the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, public health officials, health care providers, and the general public with the most up-to-date and accurate information about the virus. Read More »



Jeremiah Ostriker

Columbia University


When he was growing up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Jeremiah Ostriker seldom got to see the stars. But he still went on to become one of the world’s most influential astronomers.
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July 18, 1927 - October 8, 2014

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June 24, 1927 - September 30, 2014

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Robert J. Silbey (1940-2011)

Robert J. Silbey (1940-2011) »
by Bruce J. Berne, Sylvia T. Ceyer, and Stuart A. Rice. (chemistry)

William G. Dauben (1919-1997)

William G. Dauben (1919-1997) »
by Andrew Streitwieser, Jr. (chemistry)

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