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eight-celled green algae May 5, 2016
Pond scum and the gene pool: A critical gene in green algae responsible for multicellularity
News From the Field
detector system built of thin slivers of diamond May 5, 2016
Getting a better measure of spin with diamond
News From the Field
NGC 1332, a galaxy with a black hole May 5, 2016
Measuring a black hole 660 million times as massive as our sun
News From the Field
Isabell Thomann and graduate students May 4, 2016
Molybdenum disulfide holds promise for light absorption
News From the Field
chemistry graphic May 4, 2016
Made better through science: calcite tuned to be mollusk-tough
News From the Field
Ania Jayich May 2, 2016
Making invisible physics visible
News From the Field
empty virus shell (left) and one filled with DNA May 2, 2016
How DNA can take on the properties of sand or toothpaste
News From the Field
Supernova 2013ej April 26, 2016
Nearby massive star explosion 30 million years ago equaled detonation of 100 million suns
News From the Field
Nicholas Hud holds uracil and barbituric acid April 25, 2016
Missing links brewed in primordial puddles?
News From the Field
converting one type of perovskite to another April 25, 2016
Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat
News From the Field
microtubules in a cardiomyocyte at rest April 21, 2016
Mechanics of a heartbeat are controlled by molecular strut in heart muscle cells
News From the Field
the BURST computer code April 21, 2016
Numerical simulations shed new light on early universe
News From the Field
animation showing a salamander strolling April 21, 2016
Earth's weird and wonderful animal models
Discovery
Milky Way galaxy, TeV J1930+188 April 18, 2016
HAWC gamma-ray observatory reveals new look at the very-high-energy sky
News From the Field
Z. Valy Vardeny and Christoph Boehme April 18, 2016
A new way to get electricity from magnetism
News From the Field
Mark Hersam April 18, 2016
Exfoliating thinner flakes of phosphorene at higher yield
News From the Field
Gloved hands hold vial containing thick oil sludge April 18, 2016
Oil spill cleanups: Finding the right chemistry
Science Nation
earth day infographic April 18, 2016
Infographic: Earth Day at NSF
Discovery
snapshot of a thin semiconducting crystal April 15, 2016
First-ever videos show how heat moves through materials at the nanoscale and speed of sound
News From the Field
Mircea Dinca April 14, 2016
Materials research earns chemistry professor 40th annual Alan T. Waterman Award
Press Release
monarch brain integrates the time of day April 14, 2016
Scientists crack secrets of the monarch butterfly's internal compass
News From the Field
NOvA Neutrino Experiment Far Detector April 13, 2016
Probing the transforming world of neutrinos
News From the Field
the telltale track of an electron neutrino April 13, 2016
Iowa State physicist analyzes first electron neutrino data from NOvA Experiment
News From the Field
illustration of the surface fermion April 13, 2016
Electrons slide through the hourglass on surface of bizarre material
News From the Field
MTBI students at poster session April 13, 2016
Math for the real world
Discovery
the River Thames in central London April 11, 2016
Fertilizer's legacy: Taking a toll on land and water
News From the Field
a sea slug feeding on Vaucheria litorea April 11, 2016
Sea slug brain chemistry reveals a lot about human memory, learning
Science Nation
composite catalyst April 7, 2016
Catalyst could make production of key chemical more eco-friendly
News From the Field
inks' specialized surface April 7, 2016
Penn engineers develop first transistors made entirely of nanocrystal 'inks'
News From the Field
simulated view of a supermassive black hole April 6, 2016
Lonely black hole relic shines light on young universe
News From the Field
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