United States National Academy of Sciences

Type: Organization
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]

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Specifically, they cited the bureaucratic approach to research funding as one area that "stifles innovation and makes clear to everyone that connections with bureaucrats and a few powerful scientists are paramount"
"We analyze[d] ancient and modern material and reveal[ed] that previous studies have been impacted by contamination with modern chicken DNA" reads the study’s abstract . “As a result, there is no evidence for Polynesian dispersal of chickens to pre-Columbian South America.”
...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...
...2007 - Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, co-winner with Mario Capecchi and Martin Evans for their discoveries of "principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells"

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