United States National Academy of Sciences

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Name: United States National Academy of Sciences
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Can China reverse the brain drain?

In the past decade, China appears to have been taking a strong position in the global brain race. Following the well-known 'Thousand Talents Program' - that grew to include the 'Thousand Young Talents Program' and the 'Thousand Foreign Talents Program' ... [Published University World News - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

The consequences of climate change for the South African wine industry

Tim is one of the few South African writers with an international name and reputation. This is his 2013 WINNING entry:On the slopes of the Skurfberg, Basie van Lill’s vineyards endure the summer. The grape-ripening season is often brutal on this rough ... [Published wine.co.za - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Old Chicken Bones May Tell the True Story of Who Discovered the Americas

Illustration credit:If you caught the 2012 adventure flick "Kon-Tiki," you know legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal was convinced that ancient Polynesians settled in South America centuries before Columbus ever set foot in the Western Hemisphere. Heyerdal ... [Published Yahoo! News - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 16 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

If you don't think multiculturalism is working, look at your street corner | Madeleine Bunting

Living in a mixed area makes us more tolerant, not less, studies show. That fact must be part of the immigration debate Passive tolerance is probably not a concept many people have yet heard of. Let's hope that changes, because "passive tolerance" ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 16 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. National Academy of Sciences Promoting Global Warming Scare

On February 12, the United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS) issued a news release inviting the public to a joint meeting with the UK Royal Society that follows:Join NAS and The Royal Society for the Launch of a Joint Publication on Climate Change ... [Published Heartlander Magazine - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

Unicef fears a massive humanitarian crisis in Thar

LAHORE: A recent United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) report has viewed that nearly three million Pakistanis, mostly villagers, currently face possible starvation, asserting that thousands of people have already fled the Southern Thar Desert because ... [Published The News International - Mar 12 2014]

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They became frustrated that such a problematic research culture "even permeates the minds of those who are new returnees from abroad; they quickly adapt to the local environment and perpetuate the unhealthy culture" , and called for meaningful reform in order to build a healthy research culture
"These original lineages could be of considerable importance to the poultry industry which is concerned about the lack of genetic diversity in commercial stocks" said the project’s leader, University of Adelaide professor Alan Cooper, in a press release
...invokes Putnam to argue that the pace and scale of increasing diversity in the UK has been too great and, as he said in a recent interview, people "become less willing to share resources and do the things we require of people in a modern welfare state" . The left faces a nasty conundrum as two of its most sacred shibboleths come into conflict: ethnic diversity and the solidarity necessary for a strong...
"The earth is steadily growing warmer. As all the ice at the two poles melts a stupendous volume of water will be released. Professor David conservatively estimates that the sea level will rise fifty feet. Professor Meinardus doubles that estimate. Dr. Humphreys, with the studies of Byrd and Wegener before him, believes that the rise will be 151 feet. Such floods are nothing new, as we see by the marine fossils found on the tops of the Rockies, Andes and other mountain ranges."

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