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A cloud-to-ground lightning strike during a nighttime thunderstorm in the Midwest
Minutes after lightning lit the dark evening sky in the middle of a blizzard, a team of seven students and researchers rapidly unzipped a bright...
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The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced the first grants in its Trailblazer Engineering Impact Award (TRAILBLAZER) program, a new $18...
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Sea surface anomalies across the Earth in July 2023 during the 2023-2024 El Niño event
From 2023 to 2024, the world experienced a major El Niño event, affecting everything from global weather and climate to ecosystems and economies. Now...
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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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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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female in red dress shaking hands with man in black suit
NSF has been bustling with activity in recent weeks, achieving many significant milestones. NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan welcomed Phoenix...
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