Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences coverline Implications of atmospheric sulfur isotopes
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National Academies Press (NAP)

NAP The Cost of Inaction for Young Children Globally: Workshop Summary

Issues in Science & Technology

Issues in Science & TechnologySummer 2014 Issue

Telling Stories

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.

NAS Member Manjul Bhargava Receives Fields Medal

NAS member Manjul Bhargava has been named as a recipient of the Fields Medal, along with Artur Avila, Martin Hairer and Maryam Mirzakhani. Bhargava was honored for developing powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers, which he applied to count rings of small rank and to bound the average rank of elliptic curves. Bhargava's work is based both on a deep understanding of the representations of arithmetic groups and a unique blend of algebraic and analytic expertise. Read More »

Positives for Science After US-Africa Summit

Science took a back seat at the first US-Africa Leaders Summit, but high-level calls for increased science cooperation and a chance to speak to top officials have left some African policy experts optimistic about the future. Although there were no major research-related announcements, a White House statement said the leaders were able to discuss how to “promote skills development, especially in science, technology, research and innovation”. The summit generated US$37 billion in new investment, including in infrastructure, electricity, public health, and food security. Read More »



Donald Saari

University of California, Irvine


Saari has used math to unravel a number of different mysteries, including how planets move around their suns and whether voting accurately represents the will of the people. Donald Saari is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics at the University of California, Irvine. He was elected to the NAS in 2001.
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J. Woodland Hastings »
March 24, 1927 - August 6, 2014
(Microbial Biology)

Peter Marler »
February 24, 1928 - July 5, 2014
(Psychological and Cognitive Sciences)

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Stephen Schneider (1945-2010)

Stephen Schneider (1945-2010) »
by B. D. Santer and P. R. Ehrlich (environmental sciences and ecology)

Armin Braun (1911-1986)

Armin Braun (1911-1986) »
by Maarten J. Chrispeels and Frederick Meins, Jr. (plant biology)

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