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Analysis of historic baleen plates, the comb structures that are used by some species of whales to filter food, from Southern Hemisphere blue and fin whales.
U.S. National Science Foundation-funded researchers recently released a new study in Ecology and Evolution o utlining their in-depth analysis of...
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Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest, near Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas.
Regions of the Amazon rainforest respond to drought according to differences in local forest environments and in the properties of trees, Scott...
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An illustration of many faint brown dwarf stars surrounding a galaxy. The galaxy occupies most of the image as a fuzzy oval disk.
Too big to be planets but too small to be stars, distant brown dwarfs are a key ingredient for understanding the history of the Milky Way. These...
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a wildfire as seen across Loon Lake, British Columbia
Wildfire smoke, sometimes drifting across hundreds of miles, reached almost every lake in North America at least one day each year from 2019 to 2021...
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A gloved human hand holds some mammoth hair next to the foot and hairy leg.
An international team of scientists assembled the woolly mammoth's genetic code using fossilized chromosomes from a 52,000-year-old carcass discovered...
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employees work on the network cabling above the racks of Frontera.
The U.S. National Science Foundation has begun construction on the Leadership-Class Computing Facility (LCCF), a cutting-edge facility led by the...
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Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Micah Cheatham as chief management officer (CMO). In this role...
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a group of high tech computers with printed red bulls running wrapped on the front of the computers
In a significant step towards resilient, sustainable energy, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) are undertaking a...
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