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Harnessing the power of viruses to improve wastewater treatment

NSF Discoveries - 40 min 18 sec ago

Researcher developing a system to isolate and replicate a natural phenomenon that removes pollutants and other contaminants
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A river runs through it: U.S. cities' waterways show consistent patterns of evolution

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Urban waters record salt in our food, cement in our sidewalks
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Paleontologists discover new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania

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Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian, a member of the large-bodied sauropods that thrived during the final period of the dinosaur age, in Tanzania.

Although many fossils of titanosaurians have been discovered around the globe, especially in South America, few have been recovered from the continent of Africa.

The new species, named Rukwatitan bisepultus, was first spotted embedded in a cliff wall in the Rukwa Rift Basin of southwestern ...
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Swallows of the western skies

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International team of researchers studies one slim bird to answer some big biological questions
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Labor Day Q&A: Opportunities in STEM

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Elaborate Hawaiian seamount structures built by iron-oxidizing microbes
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New exhibit at HMNH: Birds of the World

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:40
New exhibit at HMNH: Birds of the World


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Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet. In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the museum will open the new BIRDS OF THE WORLD GALLERY on Saturday, September 20. This newly remodeled gallery displays many hundreds of specimens, representing over 200 different bird families. The display is truly stunning.
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There is a positive conservation result when there are protected areas.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - Mon, 2014-09-15 11:46
There is a positive conservation result when there are protected areas.


Protected areas do work, concludes study
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Protected areas are working. That's the conclusion of a new analysis of over 80 different studies on the efficacy of parks and nature reserves in safeguarding wildlife. Published in the open access journal, PLOS ONE, the new study finds that in general protected areas house higher abundances of w...
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Why did the gibbon cross the road?

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - Mon, 2014-09-15 11:36
Why did the gibbon cross the road?


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GIBBON ON LAND Gibbons are high up in the trees, where they belong. They are not great walkers. But sometimes they come down, or need to cross a road. Here is a picture at Khao Yai Park in Thailand of a female crossing the road. Photo by Kulpat Saralamba.
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Climate change and birds.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - Mon, 2014-09-15 10:13
Climate change and birds.


Here Are The Birds That Are Being Decimated By Climate Change
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For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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