National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organization. NAS is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Wikipedia

National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organization. NAS is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Wikipedia

Sep 29, 10:04 AM

Nominations for the 2018 NAS Awards are due Monday! Honor outstanding science and research with a nomination today! http://www.nasonline.org/2018awards #science #awards #deadline #nominate #research #zoology #paleontology #algae #biology #MolecularBiology #FoodandAg #psychology #CognitiveSciences #neuroscience #oceanography #MeteoricBodies #astronomy #EarthScience #SpaceScience #HumanHealth #medicine #convergence #PhysicalScience #AppliedScience #ComputerScience #ChmeicalScience #PublicWelfare #PWM

Sep 28, 2:10 PM

DC 5th graders are prepared! Last school year students at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School participated in the Koshland Science Museum''s Extreme Event and learned valuable skills in community building and resilience! Visit extreme-event.org to bring this event to your school or community! #Koshland #science #resilience #preparedness #CommunityBuilding #community #teamwork #dcps #ExtremeEvent #school #team #ready #prepare

Sep 26, 2:26 PM

Don''t let the latest PNAS sneak up on you! Pictured are brown bears (Ursus arctos middendorffi) behind an elderberry shrub on Kodiak Island, Alaska. William W. Deacy et al. found that elderberries on Kodiak Island ripened earlier than usual during years with warm springs. In response, brown bears left active salmon spawning streams to forage for berries on neighboring hillsides. According to the authors, the change in the bears'' feeding habit might disrupt the fertilization of terrestrial ecosystems that usually accompanies salmon predation by bears, demonstrating how climate change can disrupt the timing of prey availability. See the article by Deacy et al. at www.pnas.org. Image courtesy of Lisa Hupp, @usfws #PNAS #science #BrownBear #UrsusArctosMiddendorffi #KodiakIsland #KodiakBears #elderberry #salmon #ClimateChange

Sep 26, 10:44 AM

Congratulations #NASmember Laura Kiessling of @MIT, winner of Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry. Her ground-breaking research has helped shape the broad field of chemical glycobiology. She use creative chemical strategies to interrogate and elucidate cellular pathways involving glycans. These creative contributions range from exploring glycan synthesis in mycobacteria to probing mechanisms of differentiation in human stem cells. http://news.mit.edu/2017/laura-kiessling-wins-tetrahedron-prize-for-creativity-in-organic-chemistry-0921 #Chemistry #TetrahedronPrize #OrganicChemistry #ChemicalBiology #glycobiology #glycans #WomenInSTEM #LauraKiessling