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.
The next D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects, will be held Thursday, February 20 starting at 6:00 p.m.. DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment and foster interdisciplinary networking. This month, in celebration of its third anniversary, DASER explores the theme of art as a way of knowing.
A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) found that the cost of strategies to adapt to projected sea level rise are lower than the potential costs of flooding damage that could occur in the absence of such adaptation measures.
How can we create systems that provide a safe, nutritious, and consistent food supply while also reducing the strains placed on natural resources such as land, water, and air? A new workshop summary from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) considers the issues.
Darwin Day is a global celebration held on the birthday of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. The National Academies continue to draw inspiration from Darwin’s insights even more than 150 years after the publication of his masterwork On the Origin of Species.
The National Academies’ Evolution Resources website offers educator resources, expert reports, events, and thoughtful, in-depth discussion of evolution and related issues.
February is Low Vision Awareness Month, a time to recognize the challenges faced by people living with low vision and take steps to protect your eye health. In the Koshland Science Museum’s interactive immersive gaming screen, visitors can take on the role of “AGNES,” a digital avatar that lets you experience the world through the eyes of someone with age-related vision loss.