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Kickstart your Summer Reading with our 25% off sale! Use the code READ25 at checkout to save on these titles: http://buff.ly/1Nzo2tb
A hot day, some cool lemonade, a good book...does your summer to-do list include catching up on some reading? Check out our great reads, at a great discount! Use code READ25 to take 25% off the list price of the titles below, now through July 31, 2015. Award-Winning Science Reads ...
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Encouraging the growth of a diverse STEM workforce is a must, so we wanted to give a list of 13 of our reports that explore the unique challenges for women pursuing careers in STEM fields.
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Just posted online by request from a reader: a 1982 report that reads as though it was a report from today: "The Austin, Texas, Flood of May 24-25, 1981".
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A new report, Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress, identifies the need for a standard set of core measures as a tool for improving health in the United States.
Thousands of measures are in use today to assess health and health care in the United States. Although many of these measures provide useful information, their sheer number, a...
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The new National Research Council report Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science (http://buff.ly/1HLbvl5) examines science teams – team dynamics, team leadership, and professional development for teams. What’s your fantasy science team? What combination of scientists, living or dead, do you wish could work together, and what would be the research topic?
The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in the scale and complexity of scientific research. The growing scale of science has been accompanied by a shift toward...
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Happy 25th birthday to the Hubble telescope! As a birthday present, we rounded up ten of our reports on the future of space exploration.
Source: Hubblesite.org Happy 25th Birthday, Hubble Space Telescope! Launched into orbit on this date in 1990, the Hubble has made a vital contribution to
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Will future cars measure up to higher standards for fuel economy? This infographic looks in to how we're doing.
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A major cyberattack is leading the headlines this morning. It's a good time to watch Herb Lin, chief scientist at the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, go over 6 Things to Know about Cybersecurity & Public Policy: http://buff.ly/1dRZTlG

Looking for more about cybersecurity? There's a collection for that: http://buff.ly/1dRZTlI
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"What Science Says About Fair and Effective Law Enforcement": a collection of seven of our reports on the best practices for policing, evidence collection and processing, and eyewitness identification. http://buff.ly/1ApRaf1
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Big news: the Institute of Medicine will become the National Academy of Medicine.
Today, at its 152nd annual meeting, the membership of the National Academy of Sciences voted to change the name of the Institute of Medicine to the National Academy of Medicine.
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Today marks thirty-one years since the explosion and fire at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant caused one of the world’s biggest nuclear disasters. Dozens died -- two from the explosion and many more from radiation illness during the following months -- while scores of additional victims came down with acute radiation sickness. Hundreds of thousands were evacuated from the most contaminated areas. The radiation that escaped into the atmosphere spread by wind over Northern and Eastern Europe, contaminating millions of acres of forest and farmland. Wormwood Forest explores the radioactive wilderness caused by the disaster and tells the story of the how life has continued in the contaminated zone.
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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A quote from Charles Darwin that greets us every day at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, DC that we thought was especially appropriate on Earth Day.
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1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
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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.