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

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JOIDES with sunset

A moment that changed Earth

In a warm, humid forest clearing, the Tyrannosaurus rex was calmly chewing on the carcass of a duck-billed dinosaur, when a small white light appeared in the sky.
Ashton Kutcher

Shrimps go big – and go Hollywood

Packing foam is forever – it can't be recycled, and its petroleum-based plastic components can persist in the environment for centuries.