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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.

The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society, & Sustainability

Microbes produce nearly half of the oxygen in the air that we breathe, and perform other functions critical to sustaining the habitability of the Earth. A more holistic understanding of our microbial ocean will be needed to meet the contemporary “challenge of the sea” in a world that is beginning to show the strain of human activities. Watch the 2014 Roger Revelle Lecture, by NAS member David M. Karl, as he discusses what is needed to meet this challenge.
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NAS Members to Be Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

NAS members Mildred Dresselhaus and Robert Solow are among the 19 distinguished individuals to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. The list of recipients was announced by the White House on Nov. 10; a ceremony will take place later this month. Read More »

NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES PROGRAMS

NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES MEMBERS

Jeremiah Ostriker

Columbia University

Astrophysics

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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Patrick Suppes »
March 17, 1922 - November 17, 2014
(Psychological and Cognitive Sciences)

Donald Steiner »
July 15, 1930 - November 11, 2014
(Biochemistry)

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Ernst W. Mayr (1904-2005)

Ernst W. Mayr (1904-2005) »
by Walter J. Bock (evolutionary biology)

David H. Hubel (1926-2013)

David H. Hubel (1926-2013) »
by Robert H. Wurtz (systems neuroscience)

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