Vaccines are responsible for many of the dramatic public health achievements of the 20th century. But as new diseases emerge and old ones persist, finding new vaccines can be a complex and expensive endeavor. New research published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) offers a way to quickly predict how well a vaccine will work in a specific individual.
Join the Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability Series (NELS) at the National Academies on Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., for a discussion with George Hawkins, General Manager, DC Water.
How can “Big Data” transform our understanding of the world? Massive data sets are changing the way we think about crisis response, marketing, entertainment, cybersecurity, national intelligence and more. A new video from the National Academies unscrambles the benefits, risks and challenges of working with big data.
One year after Superstorm Sandy hit the eastern United States, local, state, and federal leaders as well as community groups and businesses are working to strengthen the nation's resilience to future disasters. Learn more about the reports and activities from the National Academies that can help advance the conversation.
Rates of concussion-related ER visits for children and teens have risen in recent years, with many concussions occurring as a result of participation in sports. An expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) conducted an extensive study on concussions in youth sports and found that young athletes in the U.S. face a "culture of resistance" to reporting when they might have a concussion and to complying with treatment plans, potentially endangering their well-being.
The museum will be open on Tuesday, December 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. As you prepare to celebrate the New Year, bring your out-of-town guests to enjoy interactive exhibits and complimentary hot chocolate.
Did you know that pizza boxes can be used to create a solar cooker? Find out how during this special event for families and children ages 8 and older.
From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., take part in more than ten hands-on science activities to learn how to build a resilient home and community. Equip yourself with tools to respond to and thrive in extreme conditions. Learn about careers in emergency response and recovery:
Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) presents the Four Nations Ensemble with guest soprano Rosa Lamoreaux at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 at the NAS Auditorium, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Both scientists and the public can benefit from frequent and meaningful public engagement about the scientific process and new scientific findings. The Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences Initiative of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) provides leadership to the scientific community on public engagement in science.