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From Earth’s poles to black holes, NSF stories about transforming the world through science.

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California wildfire

Climate resilience starts with climate research

July 22, 2022
Though you may be familiar with the far-flung research on the impacts of a changing climate, like this study from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute about emperor penguins, climate change research is…
JOIDES with sunset

A moment that changed Earth

June 15, 2022
In a warm, humid forest clearing, the Tyrannosaurus rex was calmly chewing on the carcass of a duck-billed dinosaur, when a small white light appeared in the sky.…
DiCaprio Oceans Conference

Shrimps go big – and go Hollywood

June 1, 2022
Packing foam is forever – it can't be recycled, and its petroleum-based plastic components can persist in the environment for centuries.…