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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Our reports on STEM education are essential for all educators, policy makers, decision makers in school districts, government agencies, curriculum developers, and parent and education advocacy groups.
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Today marks the 30th Anniversary of nuclear disaster Chernobyl. Wormwood Forest explores the natural history of this infamous event and describes the state of the landscape 20 years later.
When a titanic explosion ripped through the Number Four reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in 1986, spewing flames and chunks of burning, radioactive material into the atm...
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Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Our latest report calls for coordinated, multidecade national efforts to reduce negative attitudes and behavior toward people with mental and substance use disorders.
Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the m...
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Mental = YES
Substance = NO
You're idiot enough to get yourself into that mess don't look to me to et you out of it
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Researchers in China have used molecular scissors called CRISPR/Cas9 to alter genes in human embryos to make cells resistant to HIV infection.

The International Summit on Human Gene Editing, held in December 2015, considered issues such as the current state of the science and available technologies; the potential benefits and risks of conducting such research; existing (as well as potentially needed) regulatory standards or guidance for such research; ethical concerns; legal considerations; and ways to engage critical stakeholders. Watch the video archives here:
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Check out this new interactive infographic that accompanies our recent report, Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques: Ethical, Social, and Policy Considerations. http://buff.ly/1VVLir6

Explore the report: http://buff.ly/1VVLkz2
Home; What are mitochondrial DNA diseases?01; Is there a cure?02; What is MRT and who could benefit? 03; How does it work?04; Would these children have three parents? 05; Is this germline modification? 06; Why only males?07; Is this genetic engineering?08; What happens next?09 ...
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Letters of intent for the Gulf Research Program’s Award Year 2016 Synthesis Grants are due on April 27 at 5pm ET! Visit http://buff.ly/1RyLrf2 to propose a project that uses scientific synthesis connecting environmental, social, and/or health data to address the coastal communities or human exposure themes described in the full request for applications. (LOIs are required for this funding opportunity.)
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Dr. Mary C. Waters will be giving the spring 2016 Henry and Bryna David lecture on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Keck Center in Washington DC. Dr. Waters will address the war on crime and the war on immigrants in the U.S.

The growth of mass incarceration and of undocumented immigrants has been proceeding along parallel tracks since the 1970's. In her talk, she will look at these two groups together; arguing that the U.S. has developed a new form of legal exclusion and discrimination.

While the event is free and open to the public, register today as space is limited.
Spring 2016 Henry and Bryna David Lecture. The War on Crime and the War on Immigrants: New Forms of Legal Exclusion and Discrimination in the U.S.. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Keck Center, Room 100 500 5th St., NW Washington, DC (directions) The Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ...
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Happy Earth Day! Explore our reports to learn about expanding the options available to limit the magnitude of climate change.
Credit: Landsat 7 Science Team and NASA GSFC Last year the world saw record-breaking temperatures and 2015 became the warmest year on record. Human
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Planning to apply for a 2016 Gulf Research Program synthesis grant? Submit your letter of intent at http://buff.ly/1Y17z5E before the 5pm ET deadline on April 27! A letter of intent is required for this funding opportunity.
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Former NFL players suing Riddell, the NFL's official helmet maker from 1989 to 2014, claim they have discovered documents indicating the NFL knew about the risks of concussions but ignored the findings.

The report containing these documents, which was partially funded by the NFL, was the product of a workshop on football injuries in 1969.

Explore the report here:
The committees of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council have traditionally served in the role of providing a forum for discussions by diverse disci...
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Our Space Science Week lecture by Alan Stern on the first glimpses of Pluto is now available to watch!
Watch NAS-Webcast's Mission to Pluto: SSW Public Lecture on Livestream.com. After nearly a decade of traveling to the outer reaches of the solar system, the New Horizons spacecraft provided the first glimpses of Pluto and its five moons, revealing an astonishing new world of vast, frozen planes and icy mountains. Discover Pluto for yourself along with New Horizons' Principal Investigator Alan Stern during a FREE public lecture to celebrate Space...
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For the past several years, some energy technologies that inject or extract fluid from the Earth have been found or suspected to cause seismic events. On Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey published an earthquake hazard map covering both natural and human-induced earthquakes for the first time. Our report explores the science behind induced seismicity:
In the past several years, some energy technologies that inject or extract fluid from the Earth, such as oil and gas development and geothermal energy development, have been f...
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Our work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.