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Published: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:05:18 EST

 



A future with fewer forests

(image) NSF-funded researchers say forest resilience declines in face of wildfires, climate change
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Inland flood threat increasing in South Florida

(image) Water management strategies likely exacerbating the problem
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Tricky grass genome sequenced after two decades of investment and research

(image) Process of discovery led to new genomic tools, 'reference genome' for future work
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Failure to understand risks may lead to dangerous delay in seeking medical care

(image) Better understanding of the role numeracy plays in medical decisions could improve outcomes for many
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Song of the red rock arches

(image) Scientists decipher sounds of Colorado Plateau arches' movements
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Veterans helping veterans through research

(image) Research Experiences for Undergraduates program addresses challenge of veterans enrolling in college
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Land cover change in Botswana savannas: Don't blame the elephants

(image) Study finds that human-caused fires are a major factor
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Alligators, rulers of the swamps, link marine and freshwater ecosystems

(image) ‘Gators follow the tides to find food, ferrying nutrients as they go
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Discovering the cosmic mines of heavy elements

(image) An international team of scientists supported by the National Science Foundation discovers the origins of the heaviest elements
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After the 2016 El Niño, coral reefs in Moorea are thriving -- why?

(image) Long-term studies at reef research site important to new findings
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Cometh the devil weed. What's the best way to slay it?

(image) Ecologists compare methods of removing an unwelcome intruder
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Scientists brave Hurricane Harvey's fierce winds and pelting rain -- Irma is next

(image) Researchers map Harvey's category 4 gusts from inside a Doppler-on-Wheels
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Luminescent ocean drifters hold keys to deep-sea animal adaptations

(image) Comb jellies, or ctenophores, link the shallows and the depths
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New research detects Alzheimer's disease markers in nonhuman primates

(image) Research investigating the evolution of the human brain may inform therapeutic advances for humans
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'Rules of Life' outlines path to predicting phenotype

(image) NSF-produced audio documentary envisions future where scientists can predict how cells, brains, bodies and biomes will react to changing environments
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