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NSF: year of discovery and innovation

December 20, 2021

From innovations that improve our lives to unlocking the mysteries of the universe, 2021 was an incredible year for discoveries made possible by support from the U.S. National Science Foundation…

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Happy Antarctica Day!

December 1, 2021
December 1 is Antarctica Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959 and the setting aside of nearly 10% of the Earth "forever to be used exclusively for…