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U.S. 3-d map and test tubes 2011 data show U.S. business R&D highly concentrated by state and metropolitan location
Released August 26, 2014
Press Release
terrestrial organic matter spilling into a lake Sunlight, not microbes, key to CO2 in Arctic
Released August 21, 2014
News From the Field
Brent C. Christner and Alex Michaud retrieve the first water sample from Lake Whillans. Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems
Released August 20, 2014
Press Release
Student standing at poster and talking to 3 other people NSF funds pilot project aimed at increasing the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives faculty members
Released August 18, 2014
Press Release
minke whale Minke whales lunge 100 times per hour to feed under sea ice
Released August 14, 2014
News From the Field
David Denlinger No excess baggage: Antarctic insect's genome, newly sequenced, is smallest to date
Released August 12, 2014
News From the Field
R/V Sikuliaq docked Ready for sea
Released August 5, 2014
Press Release
The Vizzies visualization challenger open The National Science Foundation and Popular Science launch visualization challenge
Released August 4, 2014
Press Release
a shallow firn core Industrial lead pollution beat explorers to the South Pole by 22 years and persists today
Released July 28, 2014
News From the Field
An Adelie penguin is poised to jump into the water. NSF invites news media to apply for the opportunity to report on Antarctic research
Released July 17, 2014
Media Advisory
A thermokarst lake Certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they release
Released July 16, 2014
Press Release
a thermokarst lake Study: Climate-cooling Arctic lakes soak up greenhouse gases
Released July 16, 2014
News From the Field
image of sharks teeth Shark teeth analysis provides detailed new look at Arctic climate change
Released July 9, 2014
News From the Field
krill recovered from a penguin's stomach Study reveals strong links between Antarctic climate, food web
Released July 7, 2014
News From the Field
an ice core is analyzed in DRI's analytical lab Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years
Released July 6, 2014
News From the Field
collecting ancient sharks teeth on Banks Island New study: Ancient Arctic sharks tolerated brackish water 50 million years ago
Released June 30, 2014
News From the Field
Emperor penguins Study finds emperor penguin in peril
Released June 29, 2014
News From the Field
Robert Hatfield prepares to sample sediments Study links Greenland ice sheet collapse, sea-level rise 400,000 years ago
Released June 25, 2014
News From the Field
Emperor penguins New research using satellite images reveals that emperor penguins are more willing to relocate than previously thought
Released June 18, 2014
News From the Field
radar image showing melting and refreezing Melting and refreezing of deep Greenland ice speeds flow to sea, study says
Released June 15, 2014
News From the Field
a chinstrap penguin Climate change winners and losers
Released June 12, 2014
News From the Field
map shows the locations of geothermal flow Researchers find major West Antarctic Glacier melting from geothermal sources
Released June 10, 2014
News From the Field
Toolik Field Station from the shore of Toolik Lake Flagship U.S. Arctic research facility welcomes EU scientists
Released June 9, 2014
News From the Field
Kaitlin Keegan in a snow pit on the Greenland ice sheet. The pit shows layers of accumulation. 2012 surface melt of Greenland ice sheet driven by combined effects of rising temperatures and ash from forest fires
Released May 19, 2014
Press Release
A U.S. Antarctic Program helicopter NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program recognized for its search-and-rescue efforts
Released May 14, 2014
Press Release
Michael Tift with elephant seals Scientists investigate the role of the 'silent killer' inside deep-diving animals
Released May 14, 2014
News From the Field
A high-resolution map of the Thwaites Glacier's thinning ice shelf Airborne radar surveys and data-based models indicate West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse is underway
Released May 12, 2014
Press Release
a high-resolution map of the Thwaites Glacier's West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse is under way
Released May 12, 2014
News From the Field
Greenland ice canyon filled with melt water Greenland melting due equally to global warming, natural variations
Released May 7, 2014
News From the Field
Collage of images showing a fish, an electric pole, a scientist and a girl participating in EPSCoR NSF-funded science and engineering research programs drive economic growth
Released April 30, 2014
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