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Unlocking the mysteries of mathematics

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

Breakthrough Prize winner has advanced the field
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Geomagnetic reversal: Understanding ancient flips and flops in Earth's polarity

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

Researcher boards R/V Sikuliaq to gather data about Earth's geomagnetic history
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After the Lecture...

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

NSF-funded crystallographer Bart Kahr on the beauty, magic and science of crystals
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Rules of engagement: Transforming the teaching of college-level science

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

A science education advocate who trained as a molecular biologist uses her analytical background to create teaching strategies that energize both students and faculty
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Ebola, Dengue fever, Lyme disease: The growing economic cost of infectious diseases

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

Five new such diseases expected each year; strategies to reduce climate change adaptable to infectious diseases
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Ocean acidification a culprit in commercial shellfish hatcheries' failures

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

The mortality of larval Pacific oysters in Northwest hatcheries has been linked to ocean acidification. Yet the rate of increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the decrease of pH in near-shore waters have been questioned as being severe enough to cause the die-offs.

Now, a new study of Pacific oyster and Mediterranean mussel larvae found that the earliest larval stages are sensitive to saturation state, rather than carbon dioxide (CO2) or pH (acidity) per se. ...
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Computer Science Education Week: Expert voices on the value of CS

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

We asked leading researchers from academia, government and industry to share with us their thoughts about the importance of computer science education
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Addressing the shortage of women in technology

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

National Center for Women & Information Technology connects universities, companies, nonprofits, and government organizations to increase women’s participation in computing and technology
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CompuGirls: Young women have role to play in technology field

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

Latest focus of project is creating humanoid robots
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Helping students thrive in a digital world

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

Dual-enrollment computer science classes in Texas provide an on-ramp to STEM careers
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App-ealing to students through app development

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

Team led by Trinity College professor develops computer science course that inspires students through mobile application development
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A new approach to creating a computing curriculum

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

Innovative, NSF-funded project brings together teachers and researchers to rethink computer science education
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Researcher studies how different brain regions interact during tasks

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

2014 MacArthur Fellow’s work has potential to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, addiction, stroke, autism, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease
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Protecting biodiversity

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

In one of the world's richest biological hotspots, an international group of scientists works to preserve biodiversity amid climate change
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Science powerhouses unite to help search for gravitational waves

NSF Discoveries - 58 min 23 sec ago

Texas Advanced Computing Center and the Laser Interferometer Gravitation Observatory collaborate to develop data workflow for next-generation experiment
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EO Wilson interview

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - Sat, 2014-12-20 20:32
EO Wilson interview


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Amazing interview with E. O. Wilson in American Entomologist magazine (free for ESA members) is now available for a limited time for non-members as well at http://oxford.ly/1AkyorJ — with Aziz Ahmed Memon.
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