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Corn fields in Iowa: Site of NSF's Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory (CZO). July 25, 2016
What's good for crops not always good for the environment
Press Release
The diets of two-toed and three-toed arboreal sloths consist mostly of tree leaves. July 20, 2016
Putting the sloth in sloths: Arboreal lifestyle drives slow pace
Discovery
SacPeak Observatory July 19, 2016
Sacramento Peak Observatory review process
Fact Sheet
sunset cloudscape July 18, 2016
Researchers create means to monitor anthropogenic global warming in real time
News From the Field
A cold snap in the Florida sub-tropics affected mangrove and other ecosystems. July 12, 2016
The unexpected: Cold snaps in the sub-tropics, drought in rainforests featured at upcoming ecology conference
Press Release
early stages of North Pacific warm blob July 12, 2016
El Niño played a key role in Pacific marine heatwave, as did potentially climate change
News From the Field
Logo image July 6, 2016
Submit your entry for 15th anniversary Vizzies scientific visualization challenge
Press Release
a bee gathers nectar from a flower July 6, 2016
Bees' ability to forage decreases as air pollution increases
News From the Field
a Lithornithid skull July 5, 2016
Ostrich relative lived in North America 50 million years ago
News From the Field
Matt Weller, left, and Adrian Lenardic July 5, 2016
Lush Venus? Searing Earth? It could have happened
News From the Field
five-day average of Antarctic sea ice July 4, 2016
Expanding Antarctic sea ice linked to natural variability
News From the Field
The fractal nature of Romanesco broccoli July 1, 2016
Beautiful fractals help solve ‘wiggly’ problems
Discovery
a simulation of the Antarctic ozone hole June 30, 2016
Scientists observe first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer
News From the Field
black turban snails escape predation by sea stars June 28, 2016
Ocean acidification affects predator-prey response
News From the Field
cell consortia composed of archaea and bacteria June 28, 2016
See and sort: Developing novel techniques to visualize uncultured microbial cell activity
News From the Field
Forsyth Technical Community College's team presents its proposal June 24, 2016
Community College Innovation Challenge names 2016 winners
Press Release
TWIRL tornado project June 24, 2016
Atmospheric scientists boldly go into the heart of a tornado
Discovery
airplane on ice June 23, 2016
Ailing Antarctic personnel transported to safety
Press Release
a volcano erupting June 23, 2016
Volcanoes get quiet before they erupt
News From the Field
A 25 million-year-old termite nest with the remains of a June 22, 2016
Researchers discover oldest evidence of 'farming' -- by insects
Press Release
Hubbard Brook June 22, 2016
Neutralizing acidic forest soils boosts tree growth, causes spike in nitrogen export
News From the Field
a 25 million-year-old termite nest June 22, 2016
The world's oldest farmers
News From the Field
example of PIHM simulation June 20, 2016
Research aims to make water-cycle modeling data more accessible
News From the Field
aerial view of San Andreas Fault June 20, 2016
New analysis reveals large-scale motion around San Andreas Fault System
News From the Field
University of Nebraska–Lincoln professors Edgar Cahoon and James Alfano study root systems. June 17, 2016
NSF announces 2016 EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 awards
Press Release
An NSF-funded research team uses industrial waste to lessen the acidity of soil at polluted sites. June 16, 2016
Community college students bring natural resource creativity to Capitol Hill
Media Advisory
Arecibo Observatory June 16, 2016
Fact Sheet: Arecibo Observatory Review Process
Discovery
cross section of a mussel shell showing thickness June 15, 2016
Modern mussel shells much thinner than 50 years ago
News From the Field
Heat waves effects June 13, 2016
Future summers could be hotter than any on record
Press Release
Electrode array for cochlear implant June 13, 2016
This is why 'Innovation Matters'
Media Advisory
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