National Academy of Science
-  was signed into being by President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1863
-  to advise the U.S. government on science and technology matters
        -   has some 2,100  members
        -   NAS is composed of  4 separate academies:  

National Academy
, the National Research Council, 
National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine 

  -  its journal's:  Proceeding of National Academy (PNAS) -  and PNAS Online
Royal Society of London
 British equivalent, founded in 1660 [(currently some 1317 Fellows (members)]
        Royal Society publications include its international scientific journals :

               Proceedings A     &   Proceedings B   - high-quality submitted research papers
               Transactions A   &   Transactions B  - focuses upon commissioned themes & reviews.
               Notes and Records - covers the history of science & Biology Letters publishes short communications.


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