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Researchers Jim Ciarrocca, Ben Edwards and Ellie Was study lava under Iceland's Gigjökull glacier.
Sunset over a salt marsh at Plum Island, Massachusetts, as autumn arrives.
A colony of vampire bats. Scientists are discovering new links between vampire bats and rabies.
Biologists and atmospheric scientists track migrating birds like this summer tanager.
Creating a sense of belonging helps keep women in STEM -- but teachers might not realize that need.
  • Flood forecasting gets major upgrade
  • With launch of new National Water Model, advanced software and cyberinfrastructure help forecast flash floods with greater accuracy
  • Released August 24, 2016
Ribbed mussels support salt marsh grasses during a 2016 drought at Sapelo Island, Georgia.
Low-level flight test
Aedes aegypti mosquito

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