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    President Obama Remarks at National Academy of Sciences

    President Obama spoke to researchers and scientists about the importance of investing in scientific research and innovation even while the country went through economic hardships. He talked about the…

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    The Founding of the National Academy of Science

    A look at the development of a national science infrastructure in America. In this discussion held at the Library of Congress, panelists talk about the establishment of the National Academy of…

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    John Holdren Remarks on Climate Change

    Mr. Holdren spoke about greenhouse gas emissions, global climate change and future policy options. He focused on mitigating the impact of global warming and adapting current practices to…

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    The Blank Slate

    Professor Steven Pinker talked about his book, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, published by Viking. In it, he describes three major theories that have shaped understanding of human nature: the…

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    Meeting on the Hubble Space Telescope

    The National Academies Space Studies Board met to examine ways to extend the useful life of the Hubble space telescope. They heard presentations from NASA officials and also discussed the…

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    Climate Crash: Abrupt Climate Change and What It Means for Our Future

    John Cox talked about his book Climate Crash: Abrupt Climate Change and What It Means for Our Future, published by Joseph Henry Press. He writes that changes in global climate are occurring at a…

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    Human Cloning Research

    Scientists provided background information, including embryology, scientific issues underlying cloning, the role of mitochondria, and other topics. After their presentations they answered…

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    Human Reproductive Cloning

    In sometimes heated exchanges, a panel of experts questioned scientists about their plans to begin human cloning research. Among the issues addressed were ethical concerns, the safety of…

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    Human Cloning Public Policy Issues

    Professors talked about the ethics of human cloning for both therapeutic and reproductive reasons. Among the topics they addressed were methods of cloning, potential dangers involved, and…

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    Cloning for Stem Cells

    Scientists spoke to a panel of experts and the general audience about the state of cloning and embryonic stem cell research. Among the topics they addressed were methods of research, the…

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    Animal and Human Cloning Data

    Dr. Wilmut discussed the applicability of animal cloning data to human cloning. He was the scientist who cloned the sheep “Dolly” in Scotland. Dr. Van Steirteghem reviewed assisted…

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    Fuel Economy Standards Report

    The National Academy of Sciences released a report on automobile fuel economy standards that was undertaken at the request of Congress and prepared by committee of experts. Dr. Portney,…

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    Coastal Pollution

    Governor Whitman, chairman of the Pew Oceans Commission, and Dr. Bierbaum talked about nutrient over-enrichment in coastal waters.

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    African-Americans and the Space Program

    At a program celebrating African-American History Month, former astronaut Dr. Harris, the first African-American to walk in space, talked about the contributions of African-Americans in the…

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    Government Performance and Results Act

    Mr. Griffiths talked about the three types of expert review of research programs which are quality, relevance and international benchmarking. He mentioned that these types of review were…

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    New Guidebook for Teaching Evolution

    Bruce Alberts and others talked about a new National Academy of Sciences publication, "Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science". It is a guidebook for teachers to help them teach…

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    Global Change & the Future

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    Westinghouse Science Talent Search Winners

    President George H.W. Bush addressed high school-aged winners of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search at the National Academy of Sciences.

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