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3 Scientific Reasons We Are Psychologically Programmed To Cheat On Our Partners

According to the National Science Foundation, only three to five percent of mammals are monogamous.

A Robot Simulates 900 Years of Selfies

GIF by Sami Emory A robot takes selfies for 900 years in the National Science Foundation’s hypothetical hyperlapse for National Robotics Week. Starting in 2010, the simulated video features the DARwIn-OP (short for Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence-Open Platform) bot capturing an early morning every ten years until the year 2900. Show More Summary

NSF Brings Together UT Dallas Computer Scientists, Industry for New Tech Hub

UT Dallas computer scientists hope that funding from the National Science Foundation to create an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center will help the Dallas area become a research hub for technology that enhances human abilities.

John Perlin PV Miniseries #14: How Public Policy Matters

Our interview with John Perlin continues for this segment of photovoltaics miniseries. In our 13th post, Mr. Perlin said, “Reagan came into office and declared war on solar technologies, which led the National Science Foundation’s chief...Show More Summary

Who got the NSF GRFPs? And are we ok with that?

NSF recently awarded the latest round of the NSF GRFP, aka the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. These awards are given to graduating anthropology undergrads or first year graduate students. To make a long story...Show More Summary

It’s Time to Overhaul the Funding of Ocean Science

The National Research Council (NRC) released the first-ever Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences(DSOS) report on 23 January 2015 as commissioned by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE).  The 147 page report...Show More Summary

First Nation defends herring against DFO's stealth fishery, bad science

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

On the central coast of British Columbia, a coastal community is fighting for the survival of a species so important to the ecology and culture of the north Pacific that it is considered a foundation of the coast. Watch this short video...Show More Summary

US Government Develops System To Automatically Detect Cyberbullying

A grant of around $120,000 was granted to Rutgers University by the National Science Foundation to create a system that automatically detects hurtful online speech.

Combination radio/radar imaging produces stunning view of Venus

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A team of astronomers combining radio data from the Green Bank Telescope, West Virginia, and data from the radar transmitter at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, have compiled a stunning new view of Venus. Show More Summary

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Links for you. Science: Why China’s Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters Mistrust and meddling unsettles US science agency: National Science Foundation under pressure from lawmakers to revise its agenda. ‘Sizeless science’ and the cult of significance testing … Continue reading ?

This Is How Venus Would Look Without Its Thick Layer of Clouds 

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've never seen our closest planetary neighbour like this. The image above is a projection of the radar data of the surface of Venus, created by the astronomers of National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope and Arecibo Observatory. Read more...

Venus, if you will, as seen in radar with the Green Bank Telescope

Recently, by combining the highly sensitive receiving capabilities of the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope and the powerful radar transmitter at the NSF's Arecibo Observatory, astronomers were able to make remarkably detailed images of the surface of Venus without ever leaving Earth.

Inside GOP science, part 2: the brawl over National Science Foundation grants

In part 2 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Tex.), we turn to the controversy over another agency under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriation Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice, and science: the National Science Foundation, which...

This tool could make your tweets more popular

Style may trump substance when it comes to Twitter popularity, according to researchers at Cornell University. A study backed by the National Science Foundation and Google used an algorithm to parse the sentence constructions, rhetoric...Show More Summary

Black Hole Storm Raging at Center of The Teacup Galaxy

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) found surprisingly energetic activity in what the Teacup Galaxy, providing important insight on how supermassive black holes can have a catastrophic effect on the galaxies in which they reside. "It...

Study: US Better Off Funding EV Charging Infrastructure Over Tax Incentives

According to a new study, federal funding of EV charging infrastructure would do more to increase EV adoption rates than what tax credits do now. The National Science Foundation discovered that the total amount of credits dispersed between...Show More Summary

NSF Grant Awarded to Wake Forest University to Fund Summer Research Program

Wake Forest University math professor receives a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $258,354 to begin a summer research program for undergraduates interested in number theory research.

A Poet at the End of the Earth: Jynne Dilling Martin on All Things Considered

Weekend All Things Considered’s host, Arun Roth, spent time this weekend chatting with poet Jynne Dilling Martin. Martin is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to travel to Antarctica and write about her travels there. From NPR: Last year, a poet arrived at the end of the earth: Jynne Dilling Martin spent six […]

Discovery Of Fish Living Under Antarctica Glacier Suggests Life On Jupiter’s Moon Europa May Be Possible

Earlier this month an expedition funded by the National Science Foundation in Antarctica to determine how well the ice was faring through climate change. However, what the team discovered was not only shocking, but also has implications for the possibility of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa. Show More Summary

Scientists pinpoint saturn with exquisite accuracy

Scientists have paired NASA's Cassini spacecraft with the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system to pinpoint the position of Saturn and its family of moons to within about 2 miles (4 kilometers). Show More Summary

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