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This map shows areas of the United States that would be most impacted by changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Learn more about the program from our new report, Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums-Report 1: http://buff.ly/1yiROK2
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Tomorrow is the release event for two new reports that provide a scientific foundation to help inform the ethical, legal, and political discussions surrounding climate intervention (also known as geoengineering). Register to attend the event in person or remotely here:
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Our own Ann Merchant will be doing a Reddit AMA today at 1:00, answering questions about her work with the Science and Entertainment Exchange, which connects the entertainment industry with the science community to bring more – and better – science to film and television. Head over to Reddit to ask her anything!
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"Vaccines save lives. That’s a fact." - Kathleen Stratton, an Institute of Medicine Scholar and Study Director of several notable IOM reports on vaccines. The full quote from Kathleen and a selection of reports on vaccination can be found here:
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The recent fire on the Metro here in Washington DC prompted us to ask Sammantha Magsino, the Study Director of our 2013 report Underground Engineering, for her thoughts on how that report speaks to Monday's deadly incident: http://buff.ly/155Pe2z
Many issues involved in the recent fatal smoke event in the Washington, DC metro system were discussed in the report Underground Engineering for Sustainable
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Has the greater reliance on incarceration as the major tool for reducing crime improved public safety or is a changing course needed? A new video examines the questions around our major report, The Growth Of Incarceration.
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Today at 11:00 am EST, join us for the launch of The Next MacGyver crowdsourcing project and a discussion about the portrayal of engineers in entertainment. Find out more about the competition, its goals, our collaborators, and how to enter:
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Top Hollywood producers are teaming with the National Academy of Engineering, the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering (USC Viterbi), and the MacGyver Foundation to engage the worldwide public in a competition to crowdsource ideas for a scripted TV series featuring a female engineer as the leading character. Less than 20% of engineering bachelor degrees currently go to women and recent trends have been declining. White House officials have asked “what could Hollywood and our creative talent do to help make engineers and entrepreneurs the rock stars of the 21st century?” Much like CSI did for forensic science, positive portrayal of engineers in popular culture can help young people consider themselves in such a role.
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New Video: our new report Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering is getting a lot of buzz, so we sat down with NRC’s Heidi Schweingruber to talk about it in more detail. http://buff.ly/16hKJ4k
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President Obama announced a new Precision Medicine Initiative in his State of the Union address. So what exactly is precision medicine? NRC has the answer in our report Toward Precision Medicine: Building a Knowledge Network for Biomedical Research and a New Taxonomy of Disease.
Motivated by the explosion of molecular data on humans-particularly data associated with individual patients-and the sense that there are large, as-yet-untapped opportunities ...
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Interested in some deeper reading on the issues raised in last night's SOTU? As is our annual tradition, we've taken the full text of the President's State of the Union speech and annotated it with relevant reports from our rich catalog of research: http://buff.ly/1Ch8PJe
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How can we reduce the consumption of fresh water used to produce electricity? This infographic from the Policy and Global Affairs division of the National Research Council summarizes some of the discussion points from meetings of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability around this question. http://buff.ly/153di5h
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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.