The Love Life of Plants
Read and watch "The Love Life of Plants", a video blog post by NAS Public Welfare Medalist Bill Gates on his recent visit to Cornell/USDA where he met NAS member Edward Buckler and learned about crop breeding and improvement.
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Improving the Postdoctoral Experience
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine urges significant reforms to improve the postdoctoral training system in the United States. The postdoctoral experience should be refocused to have training and mentoring at its center. In addition, the salaries of postdoctoral researchers should be increased to reflect more accurately the value of their training and contribution to research. Read More »
NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES PROGRAMS
NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES MEMBERS
University of Arizona
As a young man, neurobiologist John Hildebrand was torn between his love of science and his passion for playing music. So he chose to live a dual life, working as a professional musician by night and leading innovative scientific studies of the insect nervous system by day.
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Olga Linares »
November 10, 1936 - December 2, 2014
Don Anderson »
March 5, 1933 - December 2, 2014