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Brain and Learning Exhibit

Explore this online exhibit at the Koshland Science Museum. ► More Information

Other interactive exhibits that can be enjoyed on-line include a climate change mitigation simulator  and an exhibit on aging.

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Roundtable on the Application of Social and Behavioral Science Research

January 8-9, 2015
(9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
500 5th Street, NW
Room 101

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Genetically Modified Organisms—Improving the Interfaces between Scientists and Citizens

Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences

January 15-16, 2015

Keck Center, Room 100

This workshop will bring together life scientists, social scientists, and decision-makers to explore evidence-based approaches to improve the interfaces between scientists and citizens. ► More Information

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Recent Reports New

Reliability Growth: Enhancing Defense System Reliability

Defense System ReliabilityL cover interimThis report examines recent changes DOD has implemented to reduce the frequency to reliability deficiencies for newly developed defense systems, and provides recommendations as to how current DOD practices could be modified to further decrease the frequency that these systems will fail their reliability requirements.   ► More Information

Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification

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Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification explains the science that has emerged during the past 30 years on eyewitness identifications and identifies best practices in eyewitness procedures for the law enforcement community and in the presentation of eyewitness evidence in the courtroom.

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Risks and Risk Governance in Shale Gas Development: Summary of Two Workshops

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This report summarizes two workshops convened in May and August 2013 by the Board on Environmental Change and Society to consider and assess claims about the levels and types of risk posed by shale gas development and about the adequacy of existing governance procedures.

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Data and Research to Improve the U.S. Food Availability System and Estimates of Food Loss

Food This report considers knowledge gaps, data sources that may be available or could be generated to fill gaps, what can be learned from other countries and international organizations, ways to ensure consistency of treatment of commodities across series, and the most promising opportunities for new data for the various food availability series.

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