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Elizabeth Thomas holds half of a sediment core May 23, 2016
A history of snowfall in Greenland, hidden in ancient leaf waxes
News From the Field
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
Solar Superstorms - Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch May 20, 2016
Scientific visualizations heat up new documentary that helps explain sunís strange phenomena
Media Advisory
Kashmir Himalaya region May 17, 2016
New study finds major earthquake threat from the Riasi fault in the Himalayas
News From the Field
deployment of the Endurance May 16, 2016
World's richest source of oceanographic data now operational at Rutgers
News From the Field
a drilling rig in Carroll County, Ohio May 16, 2016
UC geologists identify sources of methane, greenhouse gas, in Ohio, Colorado and Texas
News From the Field
Tropical Pacific Ocean map May 16, 2016
Polluted dust can impact ocean life thousands of miles away, study says
News From the Field
a view of Earthís atmosphere May 16, 2016
Rice-led study offers new answer to why Earth's atmosphere became oxygenated
News From the Field
Mike Garcia studying Kilauea volcano May 16, 2016
Kilauea: Up close and personal with red hot science!
Science Nation
Photo of small patches of tropical dry forest  on hills May 13, 2016
Natural regeneration of tropical forests helps global climate mitigation and forest restoration
Press Release
Three researchers share a meal in an Antarctic tent May 12, 2016
Virginia Tech researchers in the Antarctic discover new facets of space weather
Press Release
One Zika-carrying mosquito, Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, ranges farther north. May 11, 2016
National Science Foundation awards $1.7 million in rapid response grants to study Zika virus
Press Release
illustration of Cynarctus May 11, 2016
Fossil dog represents a new species, Penn paleontology grad student finds
News From the Field
Roger Wakimoto, NSF Assistant Director for Geosciences, in the field conducting tornado research. May 11, 2016
Five things you need to know about tornadoes
Discovery
First NSF headquarters building May 10, 2016
On its 66th birthday, National Science Foundation living up to envisioned legacy
Press Release
spill site from oil and gas wastewater in WV May 10, 2016
Radioactive isotopes reveal age of oil and gas wastewater spills
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
surface oil slick from Deepwater Horizon oil spill May 9, 2016
Genetic potential of oil-eating bacteria from the BP oil spill decoded
News From the Field
dusty sunset fills the horizon in the Florida Keys May 9, 2016
UGA study finds Saharan dust affects marine bacteria, potential pathogen Vibrio
News From the Field
Alysha Coppola collecting seawater samples May 9, 2016
UCI sleuths search the seas for soot
News From the Field
California mussel May 6, 2016
Shellfish response to ocean acidification depends on other stressors
News From the Field
lead author Laifang Li, with co-authors May 6, 2016
Study offers clues to better rainfall predictions
News From the Field
a photo of the edge of the Greenland ice sheet May 6, 2016
Scientists track Greenland's ice melt with seismic waves
News From the Field
the deck of the R/V Roger Revelle May 5, 2016
World's shallowest slow-motion earthquakes detected offshore of New Zealand
News From the Field
the Mameyes River at flood state May 5, 2016
Extreme rainfall doesn't always mean extreme erosion, Penn study finds
News From the Field
ship at sea May 4, 2016
Vannevar Bush, Public Service and Waterman awardees to present research at National Science Board meeting
Media Advisory
a disintegrating adult purple sea star May 4, 2016
Sea star juveniles abundant, but recovery is anything but guaranteed
News From the Field
fish and coral May 3, 2016
ASU scientists discover how one microorganism erodes coral reefs
News From the Field
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