Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Trivia of the day

Question: When was the National Academy of Sciences founded?

Answer: Via the NAS

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was signed into being by President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1863. As mandated in its Act of Incorporation, the Academy has, since 1863, served to "investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art" whenever called upon to do so by any department of the government.

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