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Winter/Spring 2004 Vol. 4 No. 1

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Editor's Picks: From the National Academies' Web site

Strong Web Presence

Each month, the National Academies host hundreds of thousands of online visitors, and the numbers continue rising. Both the National Academies and the National Academies Press home pages recently attained Google PageRanks of 10 out of a possible 10. This perfect score is key to being listed on or near the first page in Google's search results, and it is determined by a site's online significance, respectability, and value. The Academies attribute this achievement to exceptionally valuable content that is constantly refreshed; an optimized search engine; strong site-wide linking initiatives; and increased Web visibility.

Science Museum Opens

The Marian Koshland Science Museum, a new museum exploring the links between scientific research and everyday life, will open on April 23 at the National Academies' Keck Center in Washington, D.C. The museum will be the only one in the nation's capital solely dedicated to exploring science at the core of public policy decisions, with inaugural exhibits offering a glimpse of today's scientific frontiers.

Internet Safety

The Academies has launched NetSafeKids, an authoritative Web site that examines the issues surrounding pornography and sexual predators on the Internet. The site offers essential information and practical tips that will help parents and adults make more informed decisions about how children spend time online.

Science Journal

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials. Since 1914, it has published cutting-edge research, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. The journal spans the biological, physical, and social sciences. PNAS is published biweekly in print, and daily online in PNAS Early Edition. PNAS Online receives nearly 4 million hits per month.

Staying Current

Keep up with the National Academies by subscribing to one or more of our electronic newsletters. From a weekly guide of new Web content to updates from numerous programs and offices, you can stay on top of your interests at the Academies.

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