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  The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the creation of the National Academy of Sciences. Since 1863, the Academy has been at the forefront of promoting excellence in science and has served as a trusted advisor on science, technology, and medicine. 
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The nation's options for responding to the risks posed by climate change are analyzed in America's Climate Choices, a series of studies requested by Congress. The committee that authored the report included renowned scientists and engineers, economists, business leaders, an ex-governor, a former congressman, and other policy experts.
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Science and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to meeting many of humanity's most pressing challenges. The National Research Council report A Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will both capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge.
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The ideas of Charles Darwin and the concept of evolution by natural selection continue to have a profound influence on biology—they permeate almost every area of scientific exploration. Our Evolution Resources site provides a wealth of information on this important foundation of modern science.
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» Read Science, Evolution, and Creationism:
A View from the National Academy of Sciences

As debates about energy grow more intense, Americans need dependable, objective, and authoritative energy information. What You Need to Know About Energy provides the facts about a complex issue that affects us as individuals and as a nation.
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» Watch "America's Energy Future"

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