Latest National Research Council Stories
A study from the National Academies recently revealed that major policy changes are needed to deal with the aging population in the United States and the long-term impact that they will have on the economy.
Plans for a billion-dollar facility to study potentially fatal animal diseases should be scaled back, officials from the National Research Council (NRC) said in a government-commissioned report released on Friday.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is facing increasing pressure from his country’s scientific community over what the protesters describe as anti-scientific and anti-environmental government policies.
The sea level of the US West Coast is expected to increase 60 centimeters from Washington to northern California, while waters surrounding the southern half of that state could rise a meter in less than two decades time.
The National Research Council folded to pressure from the fossil fuel industry and pro-fracking Congress members last week by releasing a “more study needed” report on fracking and earthquakes.
Discipline-based education research (DBER) has generated insights that could help improve undergraduate education in science and engineering, but these findings have not yet prompted widespread changes in teaching practice, says a new report from the National Research Council.
Weather forecasters rely heavily on satellites orbiting the Earth, but it seems they are going to have a much tougher time in the future thanks to a whirlwind of budget shortfalls and launch failures.
A proposed study could help determine if there is a link between living near nuclear power plants or other nuclear facilities and having a higher risk of cancer, but challenges and limitations exist.
Two government-issued studies are unable to demonstrate whether people were harmed by groundwater contaminated with toxic pollutants from Area B of Fort Detrick, Md., says a new report by the National Research Council.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.