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The Obvious Failures of Climate Science That Mainstream Media Ignores

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale - The National Science Foundation press release Cause of California drought linked to climate change found its way into the mainstream media, with science reporters around the globe adding their hype. That press release is based on the recently published study Swain et al. (2014) “The Extraordinary California Drought of…

NASA support key to glacier mapping efforts

Thanks in part to support from NASA and the National Science Foundation, scientists have produced the first-ever detailed maps of bedrock beneath glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica. This new data will help researchers better project future changes to glaciers and ice sheets, and ultimately, sea level. read more

National Science Foundation: Record California Drought Directly Linked To Climate Change

A Stanford study funded by the National Science Foundation confirms a growing body of research that finds "the atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought in California are very likely linked to human-caused climate change." The post National Science Foundation: Record California Drought Directly Linked To Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

CSUN marine biologists receive nearly $1.9 million for coral reef research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded California State University, Northridge marine biologists Robert Carpenter and Peter Edmunds nearly $1.9 million to further their study of the effects ocean acidification on coral reefs. For more than a decade, the pair have taken CSUN graduate and undergraduate students with them to the coral reefs of French […]

Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fish prevent both freezing and melting

Antarctic fish that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) report: The protein-bound ice crystals that accumulate inside their bodies resist melting even when temperatures warm. read more

How do microbes respond to more acidic oceans? NSF funds Konstantinidis Study to find out

The National Science Foundation has awarded $366,000 to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Kostas Konstantinidis for a study illuminating how microbes adapt to oceans that are becoming more acidic as a result of climate change. As the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases, the pH of seawater is dropping, but we […]

Moss Landing researcher gets national grant to study ocean acidification

MOSS LANDING, Calif. – A researcher at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories has received a $330,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of ocean acidification on juvenile rockfish. Dr. Scott Hamilton is beginning his fourth year at Moss Landing Marine Labs. This new project will build upon his previous research on temperate marine […]

Rand Paul, Chuck Grassley shine a light on the nonprofit climate change group NEON

Two senators are investigating whether the National Science Foundation and Defense Department auditors skirted federal laws by signing off on a nonprofit organization’s use of taxpayer money for “unallowable expenses,” including alcohol, lobbying and extravagant parties. Show More Summary

Unemployment for doctoral scientists and engineers below national average in 2013

A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report says the 2013 unemployment rate for individuals with research doctoral degrees in science, engineering and health (SEH) fields was one-third the rate for the general population aged 25 and...Show More Summary

New $798K grant funds study of marine microorganisms’ response to ocean acidification

DURHAM, N.C. – Researchers at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C., have received a $798,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study marine microorganisms’ response to increased ocean acidification. Zackary Johnson, Arthur P. Show More Summary

Scientist Fired For Her Political Activism In The 1980s

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Valerie Barr, a professor of computer science at Union College, decided last summer to take a leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation and help improve science education among undergraduates. But when a background check revealed her involvement in left-wing groups 30 years ago, she was told to leave. Read more...

Ocean acidification: National Science Foundation (NSF) awards $11.4 million in new grants to study effects on marine ecosystems

With increasing levels of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere and moving into marine ecosystems, the world’s oceans are becoming more acidic. The oceans may be acidifying faster today than at any time in the past 300 million years, scientists have found. To address concerns for acidifying oceans, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded […]

Toymakers Aim to Inspire Next Generation of Women Engineers

www.roominatetoy.com Women earn more bachelor's degrees than men, but not in the hot fields known as STEM -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- according to a 2013 National Science Foundation study. There is no concrete...Show More Summary

Researchers launch smart grid epicenter at NMSU

Professor Enrico Pontelli has received a $5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) to launch research that will focus on intelligent technologies for smart grids and develop a broad culture of smart grids at New Mexico State University. Show More Summary

Newly identified galactic supercluster is home to the Milky Way

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) -- among other telescopes -- have determined that our own Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, which they have...Show More Summary

Vast Streams of Gravel Detected in Orion Molecular Cloud -- "A Long and Winding Road in Space Essential for Planet Formation"

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with pebble-size particles -- planetary building blocks 100 to 1,000 times larger than the dust...

USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region.

USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region.

The NSF Pours $20 Million Into Experimental Cloud Test Beds

Never underestimate the impact that the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) can have on technology. After all, way back when there was no commercial web, it was the NSF that--under pressure from entrepreneurs--opened up the gates for the commercial web to become a low cost way for organizations and individuals to become networked. Show More Summary

Feds spend $1 million collecting 'suspicious memes'

Through a National Science Foundation grant, the federal government is bankrolling a database of "suspicious memes" and other "false and misleading" political ideas posted on social media. So far, nearly $1 million has been spent onShow More Summary

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