Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences coverline Modular 3D microfluidic circuits
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NAP Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role

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.

"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 »

President Obama Honors Nation’s Top Scientists and Innovators

President Obama announced a new class of recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation -- the nation's highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Several NAS members are among the awardees, and they will receive their medals at a White House ceremony later this year. Read More »



Rowena Matthews

University of Michigan


As the daughter of a biochemist, Rowena Matthews met more than her share of scientists. But she never thought she could become one, because most of them were men. It wasn’t until college that Matthews discovered her own passion for biochemistry, and the possibility of juggling cutting-edge research with motherhood and a rich family life.
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June 24, 1927 - September 30, 2014

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Andrew M. Sessler (1928-2014)

Andrew M. Sessler (1928-2014) »
by E. J. N. Wilson (physics)

Baruch S. Blumberg (1925-2011)

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by Thomas W. London (medical genetics, hematology, and oncology)

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