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Critical Issues in Food Allergy Safety

Nov. 30 - The true prevalence of food allergies is unknown due to misinter-
pretation of symptoms and lack of simple diagnostic tests, says a new Academies report that outlines steps to address public health concerns.

  • NEW REPORT

    Critical Issues in Food Allergy Safety

    Nov. 30 - The true prevalence of food allergies is unknown due to misinter-
    pretation of symptoms and lack of simple diagnostic tests, says a new Academies report that outlines steps to address public health concerns.

  • NEW REPORT

    Examining the Utility of Achievement
    Levels for the 'Nation's Report Card'

    Nov. 17 - A new Academies report finds that while NAEP's "achievement levels" can be a useful tool for reporting reading and math performance, users of NAEP data need more guidance on the interpretation and use of the levels.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    NAS President Emeritus Ralph J.
    Cicerone Dies at 73

    Nov. 5 - Former NAS President Ralph J. Cicerone – a leader of science and world-renowned authority on atmospheric chemistry and climate change – died today at age 73. Read More

  • NEW REPORT

    Improving the Sustainability of
    U.S. Cities

    Oct. 19 – A new Academies report offers a road map and recommendations to help U.S. cities work toward sustainability.

Searching for Life Across Space and Time

Video WebcastThe Academies will hold a two-day public workshop and poster session in Irvine, Calif., to explore the current status of efforts to detect extraterrestrial life in the solar system and extrasolar planetary systems. The workshop will feature presentations from experts on the environmental limits of life, habitable environments in the solar system and beyond, extraterrestrial biosignatures, and life detection techniques and instrumentation. More information | Webcast on Dec. 5 and 6

Science Retrospective on Ralph J. Cicerone

Ralph J. CiceroneIn the latest issue of Science, National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt and presidential science adviser John Holdren pay tribute (subscription required) to former NAS President Ralph J. Cicerone, who died on Nov. 5.

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