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New NAS Awards Honor Science Communication in “Post-Truth World”
The Scientist speaks with paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill, who won one of the 24 awards recognizing efforts to communicate scientific issues to the general public.
New NAS Awards Honor Science Communication in “Post-Truth World”
New NAS Awards Honor Science Communication in “Post-Truth World”

The Scientist speaks with paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill, who won one of the 24 awards recognizing efforts to communicate scientific issues to the general public.

The Scientist speaks with paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill, who won one of the 24 awards recognizing efforts to communicate scientific issues to the general public.

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Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
Amanda Heidt | Jun 14, 2021 | 4 min read
The NIH shared new data detailing complaints it has received in recent years, the latest in a series of steps taken by funding agencies and professional organizations to address misconduct.
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NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
Catherine Offord | Apr 14, 2021 | 3 min read
The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.
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Geneticist Liane Russell Dies
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019 | 2 min read
She conducted innovative research in mutagenesis and teratogenesis related to radiation and chemical exposures, identifying risks to fetuses.
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National Academy of Sciences Votes To Change Its Bylaws
Chia-Yi Hou | May 1, 2019 | 2 min read
If the changes are passed, a member can be ousted for a proven case of sexual harassment by a two-thirds majority vote by the academy’s Council.
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HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
Shawna Williams | Sep 6, 2018 | 2 min read
A letter in Science garners dozens of signatures.
Geneticist Francisco Ayala Quits After Sexual Harassment Accusations
Kerry Grens | Jul 2, 2018 | 2 min read
The University of California, Irvine, which found him guilty of inappropriate behavior, will remove Ayala’s name from buildings and scholarships.
Petition Asks National Academy of Sciences to Boot Sexual Harassers
Shawna Williams | May 4, 2018 | 2 min read
The organization says election to the NAS is for life.
National Academies Revise Conflict of Interest Policy
Ashley P. Taylor | May 3, 2017 | 4 min read
The proposed changes follow revelations in recent years that committee members preparing reports for the Academies did not disclose industry relationships. 
Science Advocate, Climate Change Authority Dies
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2016 | 2 min read
Ralph Cicerone, former president of the National Academy of Sciences, has passed away at age 73.
Jeremy Berg Named Editor of Science Journals
Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016 | 1 min read
The former National Institute of General Medical Sciences director replaces outgoing editor and National Academy of Sciences president-elect Marcia McNutt.
Opinion: Who We Work For
Mary Woolley | Nov 5, 2013 | 3 min read
On winning hearts, minds, and votes for science
Obama Backs Science
Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2013 | 1 min read
In a recent speech, the President defended spending on science and the peer-review process.
The National Academy’s New Members
Bob Grant | May 2, 2012 | 1 min read
Eighty-four new researchers are elected to America's premier science club.
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