As part of the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences will be screening the world premiere of the scientific adventure story in Your Inner Fish, based on the best-selling book of the same name by evolutionary biologist Dr. Neil Shubin of the University of Chicago. The screening will be held Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W. The event is free and open to the public, but photo ID and registration are required.
The Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences cordially invites you to this year’s Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Smithsonian’s Baird Auditorium (10th & Constitution). Dr. David M. Karl of the University of Hawaii will present “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society, and Sustainability.” Dr.
Mark your calendar for the premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, on Sunday, March 9, at 9:00 p.m. eastern/8:00 p.m.
March is National Nutrition Month, a time to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Does your dinner plate reflect the latest science-based nutrition guidelines? Do you know what’s in your supplements? How can we help schools give students the foundation they need to develop a healthy lifestyle?
Engineering achievements in the past 50 years have helped land astronauts on the moon, create the Internet, and decode the human genome. What will engineering create in the next 50 years?
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit a short film (30-90 seconds) showcasing an example of science in popular culture to compete for a grand prize of $2000 as part of the 2014 Science and Engineering Festival. Winners also receive a trip to the festival in Washington, D.C. April 26-27.
Join the National Academy of Sciences and the U.K.'s Royal Society for the release of "Climate Change: Evidence & Causes ," a brief publication by a team of leading climate scientists that addresses key questions about climate change.
A summary of a National Academy of Sciences’ colloquium exploring ways to improve the communication of science to lay audiences is now available. The colloquium, held in the fall of 2013 and titled “The Science of Science Communication II,” convened leading social, behavioral, and decision scientists, other scientists, and communication practitioners to share current research and discuss opportunities to enhance public engagement with science.
A new workshop summary from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) offers perspectives on the scientific and therapeutic implications of the microbial communities that live in and around our bodies and those of other organisms.
Increasingly in recent years, scientific evidence has illuminated complex and dynamic interactions among hosts, microbes, and the environment, leading some scientists to suggest a paradigm shift away from the conventional “one-microbe, one-disease” view to encompass a more nuanced perspective on microbial ecology as it relates to health and disease.