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NSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.

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Light photo of Mycena lucentipes, recently described from Sao Păulo, Brazil. A Thousand Points of Light: Bioluminescent Fungi
San Francisco State University Mycologist Dennis Desjardin Takes Readers Along on a Nocturnal Hike in a Brazilian Forest to Find Glowing Mushrooms
Released  August 15, 2008
Photo of species-rich assemblage of fishes in the lower Congo River. The Freaky Fishes of the Congo
American Museum of Natural History ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny takes us on a journey down the Congo River to explore its rich fish diversity
Released  May 20, 2008

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