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ANNOUNCEMENT

Marcia K. McNutt Nominated
to Be Next NAS President

July 6 - The Council of the National Academy of Sciences has approved the nomination of Marcia K. McNutt for election as president of the Academy.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Marcia K. McNutt Nominated
    to Be Next NAS President

    July 6 - The Council of the National Academy of Sciences has approved the nomination of Marcia K. McNutt for election as president of the Academy.

  • NEW REPORT

    U.S. Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Unacceptably Low

    June 30 - Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

  • NEW REPORT

    Health Care Wait Times Differ
    Greatly Throughout U.S.

    June 29 - Wait times for health care appointments vary tremendously throughout the U.S., ranging from same day service to several months, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

  • NEW REPORT

    Tying Flood Risk to Flood Insurance
    for Low-Lying Structures

    June 19 - A new report from the National Research Council offers alternative approaches for calculating risk-based flood insurance that capture the unique conditions affecting flood risk for low-lying structures.

Article: Protecting the Integrity of Science

Science self-correction; (c) Davide BonazziIn the latest issue of Science, NAS President Ralph Cicerone co-authored a Policy Forum piece on scientific integrity, "Self-correction in science at work." The group that wrote the article was convened by NAS and the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands to examine ways to remove some of the current disincentives to high standards of integrity in science. Read the full article

Webcast: Air Traffic Control System Reform

Video WebcastThe U.S. air traffic control system currently operates under the Federal Aviation Administration, though recent debates have focused on whether the system should be privatized. The Transportation Research Board will host a symposium that includes presentations and discussions with aviation stakeholders about past and present proposals to reform the funding and organizational structure of air traffic control services. Tune in for the live webcast beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 7.

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