First global river database documents 40 years of changes
New tool could help urban planners better understand river deltas More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303962&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 23, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Why did glacial cycles intensify a million years ago?
Researchers find clues to glacial mystery on the bed of the Atlantic Ocean More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303960&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 23, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientists find water billions of light years away
Water and carbon monoxide detected in massive twin galaxies More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303944&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Using microbes to make carbon neutral fuel
New way to train microbes to make a readily usable biofuel More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303943&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Survey of 1,800-plus 'young' volcanoes in the US Southwest
Study reports on monogenetic volcanoes younger than 2.58 million years More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303925&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

'Zapping' untreated water gets rid of more waterborne viruses
Coagulation method using electricity is effective at removing and inactivating nonenveloped viruses More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303924&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Fossils reveal how tusks first evolved and why they are unique to mammals
Warthogs, hippopotamuses, Arctic-dwelling walruses and hyraxes all have tusks More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303916&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 17, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientists discover neutron star mergers a primary source of cosmic heavy metals
Collisions between neutron stars discharge more heavy metals than collisions between neutron stars and black holes More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303915&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 17, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Flash droughts: When, where and why?
Study explores the global distribution, trends and drivers of flash droughts More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303902&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

New technology uses body heat to power a wearable fever detector
Compact technology could make mass fever detection faster and cheaper More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303901&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Breath test detects severe COVID-19 infection in seconds
More accurate and faster results than PCR test More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303896&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 15, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Black spruce trees struggle to regenerate amid more frequent Arctic fires
Resulting ecological shift could have rippling impacts on the boreal region More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303895&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 15, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientists pinpoint genes for tuskless African elephants
Genes evolved under intense poaching pressure More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303878&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 10, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientists create artificial neural networks that detect symmetry and patterns
Machine learning technique effective for novel image comparison and data analysis More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303877&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 10, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Photonic chip that isolates light could end size limitations in quantum computing and devices
Chip advancement could clear path to miniature quantum devices More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303868&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 9, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Earliest evidence of herd living among dinosaurs
Scientists discovered the fossilized skeletal remains of 69 individuals and 100 eggs More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303867&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 9, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Chemists develop surface analysis technique to observe early-stage iron corrosion
Research using spectroscopy and microscopy allows real-time imaging in detail More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303861&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Agricultural runoff contributes to climate change
Mechanics of how rivers with increased nitrogen emit greenhouse gases   More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303860&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Whales are more important ecosystem engineers than previously thought
Research on whale feeding illustrates how the precipitous decline of large marine mammals damaged ocean ecosystems More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303836&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 4, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Winged microchip is smallest-ever human-made flying structure
'Microfliers' could monitor air pollution, airborne disease and environmental contamination More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303835&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 4, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Adapting plant roots to a hotter planet could help ease pressure on food supply
Supercomputer-powered 3D imaging of roots helps develop climate change-adapted plants More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303828&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 3, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientists confirm barrier between inner and outer regions of the young solar system
Composition of asteroids, meteorites, planets impacted by chasm in protoplanetary dust, gas More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303827&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 3, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

'Ray guns' let scientists use light instead of DNA to tell plant populations apart
'Star Trek' science fiction becomes reality More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303815&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 2, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Increases in extreme humid-heat disproportionately affect populated regions
The world is not only getting hotter but also more humid More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303812&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 2, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

How life reemerges from cataclysms
Extinction changes rules of body size evolution More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303802&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 1, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Researchers observe energy exchange of black hole consuming a star
Energy output likely insufficient to generate a neutrino More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303801&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 1, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Shape-shifting worm blobs could inspire future robot swarms
Entangled 'blobs' of blackworms can show collective movement More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303773&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

How marsh grass protects shorelines
New research can help planners leverage the wave-damping benefits of marsh plants More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303772&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Islands are cauldrons of evolution
Study explores adaptation of island, mainland lizards More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303767&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 27, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Crystallized forms of common insecticide more effective
New forms of imidacloprid work faster, require smaller amounts More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303766&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 27, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Underwater gardens boost coral diversity to stave off 'biodiversity meltdown'
Symbiotic relationship offers a potential solution to restore damaged reefs More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303763&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Carbon dissolved in Arctic rivers affects the globe
New research shines light on poorly understood processes More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303762&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientists map neurological patterns of complex thought
High-level cognition produced by brain networks organizes into fractal patterns More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303765&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Dead star and exoplanet show the aftermath of a star's self-destruction
Recently found planetary system could yield clues about the fate of our solar system More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303764&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Water and sunlight convert single-use plastic bags into dissolved compounds
Additives used in manufacturing accelerate breakdown More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303739&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 21, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Protecting the ozone layer is delivering vast health benefits
Americans will be spared 443 million skin cancer cases, 63 million cataract cases More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303738&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 21, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Researchers studying planets' atmospheres reveal new information about Saturn-like exoplanet
Exoplanet's atmospheric temperature and winds much higher than prior estimations More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303706&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Ocean life helps produce clouds, but existing clouds keep new ones at bay
Findings alter the prevailing understanding of how marine life influences clouds More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303718&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Hot time, summer in the city: Growing threat of extreme heat on urban populations
Exposure to dangerous temperatures has doubled since the mid-1980s More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303717&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Researchers studying planets’ atmospheres reveal new information about Saturn-like exoplanet
Exoplanet’s atmospheric temperature and winds much higher than prior estimations More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303706&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 19, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

For unvaccinated, reinfection by COVID-19 is likely, study finds
Strong protection following natural SARS-CoV-2 infection is short-lived More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303705&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 19, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Coral microbiome is key to surviving climate change, new study finds
Genes in certain corals and their symbiotic photosynthetic algae may play a role More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303696&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Artificial intelligence may reduce false positives in breast cancer screening
AI tool could become part of diagnostic protocol More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303695&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Water resistant coatings derived from self-healing polymers
Ultrathin material is durable and sustainable More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303685&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Could climate change alter the marine food web?
Phenomenon affecting where marine mammals are distributed relative to their prey More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303682&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

The red planet's small size complicates its habitability
Mars' mass may explain its lack of water More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303674&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Machine learning uncovers 'genes of importance' in agriculture
Approach using evolutionary principles identifies genes that enable plants to grow with less fertilize More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303673&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientists develop collagen scaffold materials for craniofacial bone and tissue repair
Researchers study the efficacy of bioengineered bone reconstruction materials More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303668&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Study finds increasing potential for toxic algal blooms in a warming Alaskan Arctic
Warming Arctic presents potential new threats to humans and marine wildlife More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303666&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Climate change may erode frogs' ability to withstand salt pollution
Spring in the Northeast US is now earlier More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303635&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research