WASHINGTON -- Science academies from around the globe issued joint statements today to call world leaders' attention to the role science, technology, and innovation can play in the pursuit of sustainable development, and to raise their awareness of the emerging threat of drug resistance in infectious agents including tuberculosis.
Marking the culmination of a three-year, multiphase process, a 26-state consortium has released the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a detailed description of the key scientific ideas and practices that all students should learn by the time they graduate from high school.
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) renewed their mutual cooperation and signed a five-year, inter-academy agreement to use their expertise in science, engineering, and medicine to jointly address their countries' most pressing challenges.
President Obama will award the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation today (Feb. 1) to several members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.
Today, in a second settlement arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, Transocean Deepwater Inc., the operator of the drilling platform, agreed to pay $1.4 billion in civil and criminal penalties to the federal government.