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

NSF Discoveries - 36 min 42 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 - 36 min 42 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 - 36 min 42 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 - 36 min 42 sec ago

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

NSF Discoveries - 36 min 42 sec ago

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

NSF Discoveries - 36 min 42 sec ago

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

NSF Discoveries - 36 min 42 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 - 36 min 42 sec ago

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

NSF Discoveries - 36 min 42 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 - 36 min 42 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 - 36 min 42 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 - 36 min 42 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 - 36 min 42 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 - 36 min 42 sec ago

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

NSF Discoveries - 36 min 42 sec ago

Genetics curriculum blends teacher-led discussion, online learning and hands-on activities
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To close out Earth Day.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - 7 hours 44 min ago
To close out Earth Day.


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Happy #EarthDay!! Celebrate by learning more about Rachel Carson! She's credited with advancing the environmental movement, largely through her 1962 book “Silent Spring.” More: http://bit.ly/1eARr7x
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