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Lessons Learned From Fukushima
Daiichi Nuclear Accident

May 20 - The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident should serve as a wake-up call to nuclear plant operators and regulators on the critical importance of measuring, maintaining, and restoring cooling in spent fuel pools during severe accidents and terrorist attacks, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Lessons Learned From Fukushima
    Daiichi Nuclear Accident

    May 20 - The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident should serve as a wake-up call to nuclear plant operators and regulators on the critical importance of measuring, maintaining, and restoring cooling in spent fuel pools during severe accidents and terrorist attacks, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Genetically Engineered Crops:
    Experiences and Prospects

    May 17 - An Academies report finds that new technologies in genetic engineering and conventional breeding are blurring the once clear distinctions between these two crop-improvement approaches. Watch webcast

  • NEW REPORT

    Preventing Bullying Through Science,
    Policy, and Practice

    May 10 - Evidence-based, interventional policies and practices are needed to prevent bullying and the significant consequences of such behavior for both its targets and perpetrators, says a new Academies report.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Simons Foundation to Provide
    $10 Million Challenge Grant

    May 3 - A gift from the Simons Foundation will launch a special campaign to raise matching funds for the newly created Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Endowment for NAS Missions announced today.

New Journal Commentary by NAM President

To make the world safer against future infectious disease threats, national health systems should be strengthened, the World Health Organization’s emergency and outbreak response activities should be consolidated and bolstered, and research and development should be enhanced, says a new Policy Forum article co-authored by NAM President Victor J. Dzau in the May 19 edition of PLOS Medicine. The piece highlights recommendations by the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future, convened by NAM, that overlap with three other international commissions that reflected on the Ebola outbreak. 


A Century of Service to the Nation

NRC Staff WWI Group with MillikanIn 1916, the National Academy of Sciences established the National Research Council as "a measure of national preparedness" to organize the country's scientific resources. During World War I, the Research Council fostered cooperation between civilian researchers and the military in "strengthening the national defense." Learn More

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