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View Resource Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in US High Schools: Report of the Content Panel for Biology

The pre-publication of this report by the Committee on Programs for Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in American High Schools has recently been made available on the National Academy Press Web site. The 51-page report was undertaken to "compare the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and alternative programs for advanced study in biology with regard to content,...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10365/chapter/1
View Resource Terrorism and Security Collection

The National Academies Press (NAP) offers the full text of several publications related to bioterrorism, laboratory safety, and cryptography, among other topics, for browsing online. Although not all of the titles are new, NAP has collected them on one page for easy access in light of current events. The 26 titles include Airline Passenger Security Screening: New Technologies and Implementation...

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11698/countering-urban-terrorism...
View Resource The Knowledge Economy and Postsecondary Education 2001 Report

Americans have witnessed and participated in an "extraordinary decade of economic volatility and educational reform." As a result, the National Academy of Sciences appointed a committee to organize a workshop to explore how the various participants in the post-secondary sector have been responding to economic changes. This workshop, which was held in May 2001, was approved by the Governing Board...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10239/chapter/1
View Resource Genetic Status of Atlantic Salmon in Maine: Interim Report

This interim report from the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee on Atlantic Salmon in Maine is a prepublication of the March 2002 report provided by National Academy Press. The once abundant populations of Atlantic Salmon in Maine have declined in recent years, now listed as endangered. The NRC Committee believes that "understanding the genetic makeup of Maine's salmon is important for...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10273/chapter/1
View Resource Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning

A pre-publication version of a human cloning report to be published by the National Academy Press (NAP), Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning concludes that human reproductive cloning, as it could be currently practiced, should be banned. The report's panel is jointly composed of the National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP) and the...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10285/chapter/1
View Resource Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine

Partially an outgrowth of a June 2001 workshop of leading stem cell researchers, The Committee on the Biological and Biomedical Applications of Stem Cell Research has authored this report available from National Academy Press (NAP) to address the potential of stem cell research. Various scientific, ethical, legal, and public policy issues surrounding stem cell research were considered in the...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10195/chapter/1
View Resource Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits

This report is an enjoyably accessible introduction to broadband communications for an era in which the term itself is increasingly pitched as the mark of excellence in high-speed Internet access. Published by the National Academy Press, the publishing house of the National Academy of Science, this work closely follows the history and development of broadband technology from its inception to the...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10235/chapter/1
View Resource Scientific Research in Education

For those who presume the centrality, if not the supremacy, of the scientific method as a given in the elaboration of America's educational objectives, readers of this report will be in for a surprise. This study, published by the National Academy Press, explores the role and status of the scientific method in the development of American education. In particular, the report focuses on attempts to...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10236/chapter/1
View Resource Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

Presented by the National Academy Press, this in-depth report examines healthcare disparities between racial minorities and whites. Although those categorized as minorities make up more than half the US population, they still receive a lower quality of healthcare than whites even when insurance status and income are compatible. According to the report, sources of this incongruence is rooted in...

https://www.nap.edu/read/12875/chapter/1
View Resource Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism

Prepared by the National Research Council (NRC), this report on the contributions of science and technology to defend against terrorism is in the pre-publication form. Because the entire document is nearly 400 pages long, it is divided by chapter for easier downloading. The report begins with discussions of different kinds of threats that face the US, such as biological pathogens and nuclear and...

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/10415/making-the-nation-safer-th...
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