The National Academy of Sciences was signed into law by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Its sole role is to examine, investigate, experiment and report on any subject in the area of science and law. As matters became more complex, the National Research Council, National Academy of Engineering and the Institutes of Medicine make up the National Academies of Science. The academy membership is approximately 2100 with 380 foreign associates of whom have received 200 Nobel Prizes. Members are elected according to their achievements in their particular field of work. The Academy is governed by a Council and provides information to the public and the press.

Address
500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
Website
http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Academy_of_Sciences

Some content from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

Subscribe to rss feed

Unexpected similarity between honey bee and human social life

Bees and humans are about as different organisms as one can imagine. Yet despite their many differences, surprising similarities in the ways that they interact socially have begun to be recognized in the last few years. Now, ...

Deep-sea volcanoes: Windows into the subsurface

Hydrothermally-active submarine volcanoes account for much of Earth's volcanism and are mineral-rich biological hotspots, yet very little is known about the dynamics of microbial diversity in these systems. This week in PNAS, ...

page 1 from 13