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This fascinating infographic, using data from the CDC, shows the effect that vaccines have had in preventing--and often wiping out--diseases.

For more reading, head to our collection of titles on Infectious Disease: http://buff.ly/1pX0hRH

(infographic credit: https://www.behance.net/gallery/2878481/Vaccine-Infographic)
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It’s National Pollinators Week! Celebrate that special pollinator in your life. And check out NRC’s report Status of Pollinators in North America – it’s free to download: http://buff.ly/T6ZvF2
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Human spaceflight is a near-universal (pun intended) subject of interest, so this week is a big one. We release a new report on #HumansInSpace this Wednesday, June 4. Get ready for it with this video of a history of U.S. human spaceflight policy in three-and-a-half minutes http://buff.ly/1hR46Be
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We asked Herb Lin, one of the editors of our new report on the intersection of cybersecurity and public policy, for his thoughts on the recent charges against the Chinese army of cyberattacks against US economic targets: "This story brings to the fore differences in how the United States and virtually every other nation view intelligence gathering" Read more: http://buff.ly/SjI97J
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How cool is this? The man in this photo is lying down next to the femur of titanosaur, the largest dinosaur discovered to date. Announced Saturday by Argentina's Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, this creature is estimated to be 130 feet (40 meters) long and 180,000 pounds (80,000 kilograms). Put another way: it was the size of a seven story building.
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i think we will find many more that are even bigger than this one!!!! we have trouble understanding things on any other scale other than human. just look at the universe and the discoveries that are made everyday, one day we may learn to see the world through cosmic eyes!! imagine what will come to light then! AWESOME FIND!!!!
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This NASA image is of a major section of West Antarctica's ice sheet that a new study shows to be thinning along the grounding line, which will contribute significantly to sea level rise in decades and centuries to come. The study, led by glaciologist Eric Rignot at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, follows decades of research and theory suggesting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is inherently vulnerable to change. Our report Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change calls for further research to understand what’s going on in this region. It’s free to download here: http://buff.ly/1iI7NZk.
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The Division on Earth and Life Sciences has launched a useful and practical interactive sourced from two tables spanning 9 printed pages from our report Opportunities to Use Remote Sensing in Understanding Permafrost and Related Ecological Characteristics. Check it out here: http://buff.ly/1yUiTWA

To read or download the entire report for free, go to http://buff.ly/1yUiTWA
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There's a new video highlighting the findings of the recent NRC report The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions. It identifies emerging research questions to help us understand how environmental and societal transitions will affect the Arctic and the rest of the world: http://buff.ly/1lCLpBw

The report is free to download here: http://buff.ly/1lCLpBE
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Google recently released its diversity numbers, and they highlight the under-representation of some minority groups and women in the technology workforce. The National Research Council report Expanding Underrepresented Minority Representation explores the role of diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce and its value in keeping America innovative and competitive. It’s free to download: http://buff.ly/1ttW4n5
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We're halfway through Hurricane Preparedness Week, but how prepared are we really? Our Emergency Preparedness Collection gathers 13 reports to evaluate how ready we are for hurricanes and other disasters, and what we can do to improve our response and resilience. As always, all of these reports are free to download: http://buff.ly/1k1dYOe
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A new video gives a five-minute sum up of an important new report on how we can better respond to oil spills in the US arctic marine environment.
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With infectious diseases like MERS and polio in the headlines, it's a good time to read up on the study of the movement of infection diseases. Our 2010 report, Infectious Disease In A Borderless World, is a summary of a workshop that examined how we can detect and contain potentially wide-reaching and devastating diseases. It's free to download or read online: http://buff.ly/1iLGnSh
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The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. 

The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy. The institutions represented by the NAP are unique in that they attract the nation’s leading experts in every field to serve on their award-wining panels and committees. The nation turns to the work of NAP for definitive information on everything from space science to animal nutrition.