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From Earth’s poles to black holes, NSF stories about transforming the world through science.

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Building a better cookstove

March 9, 2023
Across the developing world, daily cooking responsibilities are largely held by women and girls who cook — often indoors — on open fires fueled by organic matter like wood or dung.
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MagLab makes magic with magnets

February 23, 2023
That magnet on your refrigerator? Let's supersize it. Imagine it's 1 million times more powerful than Earth's magnetic field and as heavy as a small herd of elephants.
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Curious about quantum?

February 16, 2023
The quantum future is on our doorstep — and the U.S. National Science Foundation is helping to bring it home.
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NSF gave Duolingo its wings!

December 22, 2022
In the U.S., more people are learning to read, write and speak in a new language using the app Duolingo.
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NSF director's portrait unveiling

December 12, 2022
Every picture tells a story. Each portrait in the gallery of directors at the U.S. National Science Foundation headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, is a chapter in the U.S.