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Labor Day Q&A: Opportunities in STEM

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Preparation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics offers broad range of career pathways
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Renowned scientist/conservationist Patricia Wright campaigns to save severely endangered lemurs

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Patricia Wright describes her passion for lemurs in a video interview
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Changing the shape and function of liquid metal

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Researchers study gallium to design adjustable electronic components, including new types of antennas
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Understanding how ancestors of today's mammals responded to climate change

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Research provides valuable insights for future environmental challenges
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Fields Medal winner Manjul Bhargava: Mathematics is the pursuit of beauty

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Manjul Bhargava, winner of the 2014 Fields Medal, has developed new methods in the geometry of numbers
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Harvard University psychologists seek to unlock secrets of children's complex thinking

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Study aims to uncover processes that help improve theoretical knowledge
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Unlocking the secrets of children's complex thinking: The studies

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Researchers question how executive function influences the process of learning
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Can our computers continue to get smaller and more powerful?

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, commerce, entertainment and governance while shrinking to become ubiquitous handheld portals to the world.

This progress has been driven by the industry's ability to continually innovate techniques for packing increasing amounts of computational circuitry into smaller and denser microchips. ...
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Citizen scientists take on problem of Pacific plastics

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Citizen science group COASST attacks massive problem of ocean garbage
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Studying the changes that cells and tissue undergo when a stent is introduced

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Research could improve prevention and treatment option for restenosis
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Rust villages of the deep: In Pele's shadow, iron oxide, or rust, comes to life

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Elaborate Hawaiian seamount structures built by iron-oxidizing microbes
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Mercury in the world's oceans: On the rise

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Little was known about how much mercury in the environment was the result of human activities, or how much "bioavailable" mercury was in the world's oceans. Until now.

The first direct calculation of mercury pollution in the world's oceans, based on data from 12 oceanographic sampling cruises during the last eight years, is reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature.

The scientists involved are affiliated with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ...
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With 'Plum Landing,' PBS uses apps to get kids outside

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Kids following the example of an animated purple alien named Plum have uploaded more than 70,000 photos and drawings of nature, says PBS
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Researchers investigate remarkable approach to desalination

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Rice scientists reprogram protein pairs; attempt to modify bacterial decisions
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Border crossing: 10 things to know about invasive fire ants on the march

NSF Discoveries - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:45

Are fire ants using habitat corridors to advance the front?
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This bat eats crustaceans.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - Tue, 2014-09-02 22:48
This bat eats crustaceans.


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Do you know why the fish-eating myotis (Myotis vivesi) is such a remarkable species? 1. It is the only bat species worldwide known to feed primarily on marine fish and crustaceans. 2. It is an endemic species found only on islands and islets in the Gulf of California, Mexico. 3. It is considered Vulnerable by the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (@[15777654462:274:IUCN]), and as endangered by the Mexican government.
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