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Neil deGrasse Tyson to Receive 2015 Public Welfare Medal ©Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock L to R: Lee Zlotoff, creator of "MacGyver"; Megan Smith, U.S. chief technology officer,  White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Mario Armstrong (moderator), digital lifestyle expert, TODAY Show Climate Interventions
Neil deGrasse Tyson to Receive 2015 Public Welfare Medal
AWARD

Neil deGrasse Tyson to Receive
2015 Public Welfare Medal

Feb. 26 -- In recognition of his extraordinary role in exciting the public about the wonders of science, the National Academy of Sciences is presenting its most prestigious award to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

  • AWARD

    Neil deGrasse Tyson to Receive
    2015 Public Welfare Medal

    Feb. 26 -- In recognition of his extraordinary role in exciting the public about the wonders of science, the National Academy of Sciences is presenting its most prestigious award to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

  • NEW REPORT

    Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market

    Feb. 19 - Available evidence suggests that possible regulation of cigarettes is not likely to significantly change U.S. illicit tobacco market, says a congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine.

  • EVENT

    NAE Launches Next
    MacGyver Competition

    Feb. 19 - NAE and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, in collaboration with the MacGyver Foundation and "MacGyver" creator Lee Zlotoff, announced today the launch of a worldwide crowdsourcing competition called The Next MacGyver. Watch video of the event 

  • NEW REPORTS

    Climate Intervention: Carbon Dioxide Removal and Albedo Modification

    Feb. 10 - A new two-volume report from the National Research Council says proposed climate intervention technologies are not ready for wide-scale deployment and reducing emissions is still the most effective way to combat climate change. Watch the webcast

WEBCAST: Reproducibility of Scientific Results

Video WebcastOn Feb. 26 and 27, watch the webcast of a National Research Council workshop that will address challenges in assessing and fostering the reproducibility of scientific results from a statistical perspective. Discussions will focus on the extent of reproducibility, the causes of reproducibility failures, and potential remedies. Agenda

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