Latest National Research Council Stories

2011-03-08 08:05:00

Unmanned missions to Mars and one of Jupiter's moons should be the top priorities for the American space program starting in 2013, a team of experts said on Monday.

2011-02-16 07:28:57

A review released Tuesday by a panel of scientific experts casts doubt on FBI evidence that Bruce Ivins, a US Army researcher, committed the deadly anthrax mailings of 2001.

2011-01-26 05:55:00

Despite spending more on healthcare than any other country, the US has worse life expeancy rates than many -- and a new report puts the blame mainly on smoking and obesity.

2010-12-17 17:25:22

Computer games and simulations are worthy of future investment and investigation as a way to improve science learning, says LEARNING SCIENCE: COMPUTER GAMES, SIMULATIONS, AND EDUCATION, a new report from the National Research Council.

2010-12-09 18:37:53

A new National Research Council report finds no scientific basis that more stringent testing of meat purchased through the government's ground beef purchase program and distributed to various federal food and nutrition programs -- including the National School Lunch Program -- would lead to safer meat.

2010-11-23 16:45:14

Earth and space science missions developed and implemented by federal agencies in collaboration typically result in additional complexity and cost and increased risks from divided responsibilities and accountability.

2010-11-16 14:51:54

A new report by the National Research Council says that the US is missing significant opportunities to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries.

2010-11-16 00:00:56

Report fails to acknowledge recent advances in technology, association says Alexandria, Va.

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