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NEW REPORT

Affordability of National Flood
Insurance Program Premiums

March 26 - A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council describes policy options for making National Flood Insurance Program premiums more affordable for all policy holders.

  • NEW REPORT

    Affordability of National Flood
    Insurance Program Premiums

    March 26 - A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council describes policy options for making National Flood Insurance Program premiums more affordable for all policy holders.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Schools Commit to Educate 20,000
    'Grand Challenge Engineers'

    March 23 -- In a letter of commitment presented to President Obama today, more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. Read More

  • NEW REPORT

    A Roadmap for the
    Industrialization of Biology

    March 13 -- A new report from the National Research Council lays out a roadmap for expanding the use of biological synthesis and engineering to manufacture chemicals.

  • NEW REPORT

    Raising Minimum Age
    for Tobacco Products

    March 12 - Increasing the minimum age of legal access to tobacco would prevent or delay initiation of tobacco use by adolescents and young adults and improve the health of Americans, says a new IOM report.

NAS President's Statement on Responsible Disclosure

Ralph J. CiceroneThe methods, motives, and results of scientists come under special scrutiny when societal or economic matters are involved, for example, in cases involving medicine and health, governmental policies and regulations, and commercial applications. Recently, two new examples have arisen, both involving the science of climate change and societal responses to it. (Read more from President Ralph J. Cicerone's statement)

Lecture: Thinking Differently About Big Data

Big DataSteven Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics and the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, will deliver the 15th annual Arthur M. Sackler Lecture Thinking Differently About Big Data. Watch the live webcast beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium Drawing Causal Inference From Big Data, taking place on March 26-27. A program and speakers bios are available.

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