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Robin Simon June 17, 2016
Social Policies, Parenthood, and Happiness in 22 Countries
News From the Field
An NSF-funded research team uses industrial waste to lessen the acidity of soil at polluted sites. June 16, 2016
Community college students bring natural resource creativity to Capitol Hill
Media Advisory
silhouette of women June 15, 2016
Study offers explanation for why women leave engineering
News From the Field
Audrey Duarte June 15, 2016
Senior moments explained: Older adults have weaker clutter control
News From the Field
Electrode array for cochlear implant June 13, 2016
This is why 'Innovation Matters'
Media Advisory
a man holding and talking to a baby June 13, 2016
Babies are language sponges -- even with sign language
Science Nation
a man reading in the park June 9, 2016
In the brain, one area sees familiar words as pictures, another sounds out words
News From the Field
people and society graphic June 7, 2016
Dartmouth-led study finds removal of dams in New England can help reconnect river networks
News From the Field
Photo of Matei Ciocarlie standing next to a robot June 6, 2016
Want to learn about robots of all shapes and sizes? You've come to the right place.
Press Release
Human hand shakes with robot hand June 6, 2016
A Foundation for Robotics: Designing cooperative, intelligent systems of the future
Special Report
Photo of a man handing ethernet cables to 2 robotic arms. June 3, 2016
Marking five years of the National Robotics Initiative in Washington, D.C. on June 9
Media Advisory
2016 STEM Video Showcase May 31, 2016
Video showcase brings 150-plus NSF projects to light
Discovery
photo of Dr. France A. Córdova May 24, 2016
In support of the Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan
Press Statement
Photo of Jim Kurose and family at graduation May 23, 2016
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the power of global citizenship
Discovery
medal May 20, 2016
President Obama honors nation's leading scientists and innovators
Press Release
Person in lab coat pouring liquid beaker. May 19, 2016
Federal science and engineering funding for academic institutions sees first increase in five years
Press Release
Michele Buzon is excavating pyramid tombs May 18, 2016
Burial sites show how Nubians, Egyptians integrated communities thousands of years ago
News From the Field
illustration showing a bubble filled with faces of people May 11, 2016
Crowd-augmented cognition
Press Release
First NSF headquarters building May 10, 2016
On its 66th birthday, National Science Foundation living up to envisioned legacy
Press Release
Bruce Weinberg May 10, 2016
Young women in STEM fields earn up to one-third less than men
News From the Field
inaugural national science board members wearing party hats May 10, 2016
It's our birthday!
Discovery
Photo of President Barack Obama and PECASE awardees in the White House May 9, 2016
President Obama honors early career scientists with top White House award
Press Release
Saul Kassin May 5, 2016
Video: What can we do about false confessions?
Discovery
mouse-tracking technique May 2, 2016
Neuroscientists find evidence for 'visual stereotyping'
News From the Field
Lauren Cohen April 28, 2016
New study exposes growing problem of patent aggregators and negative impact on innovation
News From the Field
Photo showing two researchers interviewing locals in the mountains April 28, 2016
Language and earthquakes: Insights in disaster response
Discovery
woman holding a baby touching a screen April 27, 2016
Math without numbers
Discovery
 group of patrollers in the forest April 22, 2016
Outwitting poachers with artificial intelligence
Press Release
Robert Birgeneau April 21, 2016
Robert Birgeneau is National Science Board's 2016 Vannevar Bush awardee
Press Release
upper molar of 21 million-year-old Panamacebus April 21, 2016
Paleontologists find North America's oldest monkey fossil along Panama Canal
News From the Field
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