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Webcasts for the News Media

NSF produces background briefings that bring together leading scientists and engineers and the news media in advance of the announcement of major news discoveries or breakthroughs. These events, originally webcast live, are now available for on-demand viewing.

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Surprising reasons why we need biodiversity

April 17, 2014

The hangout covers the benefits of biodiversity--and which benefits have been scientifically tested; how biodiversity boosts innovation; and how researchers are measuring biodiversity in the face of environmental change. Guests: Bradley Cardinale of the University of Michigan; Sarah Bergbreiter of the University of Maryland; Steve Polasky of the University of Minnesota; Ed Boyden of MIT; Elizabeth Blood, NSF program director for NEON,

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(Time: 59:01)
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Spreading the Fever: Particle Fever filmmakers visit NSF

March 24, 2014

Join NSF for a discussion with David Kaplan and Monica Dunford, the respective producer and featured physicist of the documentary, Particle Fever, being released in theaters around the United States this month.

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(Time: 58:35)
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Mentoring matters to success in STEM

January 29, 2014

Panelists include awardees of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, along with students, and representatives of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and NSF Education and Human Resources directorate.

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(Time: 52:51)
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