Latest National Research Council Stories

2011-07-14 10:55:00

New analysis from the Institute of Medicine finds that fewer than half of all Americans see a dentist each year and millions live in areas where access to dental care is limited at best.

2011-07-07 08:45:00

Three scientists have said that the Pentagon is falsely claiming its research shows that airborne dust in Iraq and Afghanistan poses no health risk to US troops.

2011-07-07 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE), an operating unit of the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences of the National Research Council (NRC), has elected Janice L.

2011-06-23 20:07:08

State, national, and local policymakers should elevate science education in grades K-12 to the same level of importance as reading and mathematics.

2011-05-09 21:09:19

A new report from the National Research Council lays out a framework for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to systematically evaluate and compare the public health consequences of its decisions concerning a wide variety of products.

2011-05-05 18:13:00

NOVATO, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of scientists convened by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences today released their review of the draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), identifying numerous critical flaws and gaps and validating years of similar criticisms by The Bay Institute. The report, A Review Of The Use Of Science And Adaptive Management In California's Draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, finds fault with the BDCP on several...

2011-05-04 19:11:16

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and jurisdictions in the bay watershed to oversee the restoration of the bay, with a major focus on controlling the extent of pollutants -- such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment -- entering it.

2011-04-11 21:36:40

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency draft assessment of the potential health effects associated with formaldehyde exposure needs substantial revision, says a new report from the National Research Council, which recommends improvements for EPA's final assessment.

2011-04-06 08:35:39

By elevating its life and physical sciences research program, NASA could achieve the biological understanding and technical breakthroughs needed to allow humans to be sent deeper into space, including to Mars, says a new National Research Council report.

2011-03-09 14:51:41

Another step has been taken in matter imaging.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.