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Earth Week: Whither Yellowstone's willows and the streams they shade?

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

Yellowstone's water table dropping below riverbank willow trees
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Old tires become material for new and improved roads

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

"Crumb" rubber can lower road noise and reduce need for road maintenance
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Earth Week: Bark beetles change Rocky Mountain stream flows, affect water quality

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

What happens when millions of dead trees, killed by beetles, no longer need water?
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Shaving nanoseconds from racing processors

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

University of Wisconsin researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture
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Earth-sized exoplanet discovery

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

Gemini confirms Earth-sized planet
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Earth Day in the future: What will it be like?

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

Scientists peer into the next decades of environmental change on Planet Earth
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Cosmic slurp

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

Georgia Tech researchers use supercomputers to understand and predict signs of black holes swallowing stars
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Crib mattress dangers

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

NSF-funded researchers discover harmful chemicals in crib mattresses
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First principles approach to creating new materials

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

Solid-state chemistry and theoretical physics combined to help discover new materials with useful properties
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Granite bedrock and sequoia forests 'communicate' in the Sierra Nevada

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

Research reveals the coevolution of life and landscapes
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NSF-funded researchers use new models to explore Earth's interior

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

New findings from Arizona State University can help explain the geochemistry of lava
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Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

Census Explorer, a new online tool that displays demographic information on maps of states, counties, and neighborhoods, is powered by Social Explorer, a data visualization tool developed by NSF-funded sociologist Andrew Beveridge
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Will the Yellowstone supervolcano erupt in our lifetime?

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

Researcher studies the past to predict the future
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Belly up to the bamboo buffet: Pandas vs. horses

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

Livestock, particularly horses, have been identified as a significant threat to panda survival
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Hooked on STEMGenetics

NSF Discoveries - 54 min 59 sec ago

Genetics curriculum blends teacher-led discussion, online learning and hands-on activities
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Google glass and the world wildlife fund.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - 3 hours 16 sec ago
Google glass and the world wildlife fund.


How Google Glass is saving rhinos
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World Wildlife Fund teams up with Google to create an app that allows field researchers to study threatened animal species. Rhinos in Nepal are the first creatures to be studied.
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Natural history in Shakespeare's time.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - 3 hours 6 min ago
Natural history in Shakespeare's time.

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Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! Take a look at this tome in the Medical Heritage Library covering "Natural History in Shakespeare's Time": https://archive.org/details/naturalhistoryin00unse. #histmed #NaturalHistory #Shakespeare #histsci
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Sponsor a fish and save Canada’s experimental lakes

Nature Newsblog - 10 hours 26 min ago

Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area is now raising crowdfunding donations.

Government of Ontario

Posted on behalf of Brian Owens.

Fans of environmental science can now have a direct role in helping Canada’s unique Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) continue to do the research it has done for decades.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), based in Winnipeg, took over running the ELA on 1 April, after the federal government eliminated funding for the decades-old environmental research facility (see ‘Test lakes face closure’ and ‘Last minute reprieve for Canada’s research lakes’). The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba have stepped in to provide money to run the facility and conduct research for the next several years, but more cash is needed to restore research at the ELA to its former levels.

So the IISD has turned to the public. It launched an appeal on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo seeking contributions to expand research and make the ELA less dependent on government largesse.

Along with the usual array of magnets and t-shirts offered as perks by typical crowdfunding campaigns, the IISD has a few unique offers. For CAN$100 (US$90) you can sponsor a plankton count in one sample of lake water, and for CAN$200 you can sponsor a fish in one of the lakes. When your trout, white sucker or pike is caught and tagged, researchers will send you a photo of it and keep you updated on its life for the next five years, every time it is recaptured.

And if you’re feeling really generous (and have a high tolerance for mosquito bites), CAN$2,000 gets you a spot on a tour of the ELA. If that seems a bit steep, there is a cheaper option. Send them CAN$60 and a digital photo of yourself, and they will Photoshop you into a picture of Lake 239.

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Heaviside's dolphins becoming less data deficient thanks to SANBI scientist.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - 13 hours 51 min ago
Heaviside's dolphins becoming less data deficient thanks to SANBI scientist.


SANBI scientist takes first in-depth look at West Coast's Heaviside's dolphins | SANBI
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All Heaviside’s dolphins found along southern Africa’s West Coast are related, and belong to one of two major populations. This is one of the findings to come out of a study conducted by SANBI conservation geneticist Dr Keshni Gopal as part of her doctoral research in zoology.
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An epic battle: snakes and spiders.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - 14 hours 36 min ago
An epic battle: snakes and spiders.


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Australia - where the spiders are so giant and hellish, they eat SNAKES.

Photographer Ant Hadleigh caught the whole battle on camera in his backyard in Freshwater, Australia. Check out the video: http://bit.ly/1f1ySLR
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