Reawakened geyser does not foretell Yellowstone volcanic eruptions
Analysis of Steamboat Geyser finds relationship between column height and reservoir depth More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301929&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Glimpse of a blazar in the early universe
Discovered with supersharp radio 'vision' of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301928&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Will warming bring a change in the winds? Dust from the deep sea provides a clue
Westerlies moved poleward in the past, as they are doing now More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301919&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Geoscientists develop new approach to understanding massive volcanic eruptions
First-of-its kind tool to understand past eruptions and improve future hazard estimates More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301916&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Leaf fossils show severe end-Cretaceous plant extinction in Patagonia
Surprising species-level extinction millions of years ago may have reached as high as 92% More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301908&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Genetic material packaged inside cells is more solid than liquid
Scientists studied chromatin -- DNA and proteins -- in the nucleus of our cells More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301906&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Managing salt pollution to protect drinking water resources and freshwater ecosystems
Too much salt threatens ecosystem and human health More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301883&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

How to identify heat-stressed corals
'Coral hospital' tool could help safeguard reefs facing coral bleaching More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301882&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Researchers solve a Colorado River mystery
River's lower region long ago held a vast marine tidal basin and humid paleoclimate More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301875&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 6, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Colorado mountains bouncing back from acid rain effects
Scientists find long-term trend of ecological improvement More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301874&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 6, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Deep-sea volcanoes: Windows into the subsurface
Underwater volcanoes reveal complexity of seafloor's microbial life More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301869&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 6, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Drones over the Amazon
Scientists monitor the health of the world's largest rainforest More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301867&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 6, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

New study redefines understanding of where icebergs leave meltwater in the Southern Ocean
Findings open the way for large Antarctic icebergs to be included in global climate models More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301863&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 4, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Mummified baboons reveal likely location of fabled land of Punt, far reach of early Egyptian mariners
Research may hold keys to mapping historic origins of global trade networks More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301861&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - January 4, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: research

Warm oceans helped first human migration from Asia to North America
Significant changes in the circulation of the North Pacific fostered migration More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301859&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Remote Hawaiian island harbors last land snails of their kind
The island of Nihoa, a slice of jagged rock in the Pacific Ocean, is snails’ sole refuge More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301856&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Sensor can detect scarred or fatty liver tissue
Diagnosing liver damage earlier could help prevent liver failure More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301855&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Applying compost to landfills could have environmental benefits
Compost as daily cover outperformed its use as a soil amendment in almost 100% of simulations More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301854&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 28, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Coral recovery during a prolonged heatwave offers new hope
Researchers tracked coral colonies on reefs during an El Niño More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301843&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Tasmanian devils may survive their own pandemic
Findings may help scientists better understand how other emerging diseases evolve More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301841&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 22, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

New study helps pinpoint when Earth's plate subduction began
Rocks billions of years old record transition from alien landscape to continents, oceans, life More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301829&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Social bacteria build shelters using the physics of fingerprints
Microbes cooperate to construct structures called fruiting bodies when famine strikes More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301827&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

New sunspot cycle could be one of the strongest on record
Scientists use extended, 22-year solar cycle to make the forecast More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301825&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Immune and circulatory systems are integrated in insects
New understanding of how insects fight, succumb to or transmit infections  More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301824&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

To push or to pull? How many-limbed ocean organisms swim
Some marine animals pull themselves through the water More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301817&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Once-in-a-lifetime floods to become regular occurrences by end of century
Flood levels reached by Superstorm Sandy could be seen every 4 years by the end of the 21st century More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301816&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

How hot is too hot for life deep below the ocean floor?
International team researches the limits of life More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301812&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

'Cold spots,' not hotspots, key to rapid biodiversification
Places that don't have many species provide opportunity for rapid diversification More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301810&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Simple new testing method aims to improve time-release drugs
Glass tuning fork-shaped tubing gives accurate measurements of drug dissolution More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301799&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 11, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

New study takes comprehensive look at marine pollution and human health
Ocean pollution is a complex mix of chemicals and materials, with far-reaching health consequences More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301797&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 11, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Inouye Solar Telescope releases its first image of a sunspot
Advanced optics capture structures as small as 20 kilometers on the surface of the sun More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301786&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Tomato's wild ancestor is a genomic reservoir for plant breeders
New reference genome is more complete and accurate More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301783&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

A long-distance connection: Polar climate affects trade wind strength in tropics
Climate variations at the poles can affect trade winds More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301782&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Tire-related chemical is largely responsible for adult coho salmon deaths in urban streams
Stormwater flushes bits of aging vehicle tires on roads into neighboring waterways More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301781&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 9, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Aggressive algae threaten health of Caribbean corals
Possible straw that 'breaks the camel’s back' for reefs More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301778&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 8, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

In fire-prone West, plants need their pollinators, and vice versa
Study in the Rockies explores the role of fire in plants and their pollinators More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301772&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 8, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Researchers explore potential for kelp to relieve ocean acidification
Analysis of California's Monterey Bay evaluates kelp's potential to reduce ocean acidification More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301770&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 8, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Fish carcasses deliver toxic mercury pollution to the deepest ocean trenches
Researchers find mercury in fish and crustaceans collected at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301762&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 5, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Sky survey reveals newborn jets in distant galaxies
Distant galaxies have supermassive black holes at their cores More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301761&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 4, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Fossils support new hypothesis for origin of hoofed mammals
Findings become a reference point for the origin of the horse, rhino and tapir More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301736&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 3, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Farms, tables and revealing the vast impacts between and beyond
How food, energy, water and greenhouse gases create a front in the battle to feed the planet More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301735&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 3, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Cascading events led to 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption, providing forecast clues
Eruption triggered by rapid change after a decade-long buildup of pressure More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301734&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 3, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Algorithm breakthrough may lead to new applications for quantum computers
Results provide tools to improve quantum computing devices More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301744&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - December 3, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

National Solar Observatory predicts a large sunspot for Thanksgiving
Research team 'listens' to changing sound waves from the sun's interio More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301716&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 25, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Noise and light pollution affect breeding habits in birds
Noise and light alter bird nesting habits and success More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301714&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 25, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Geoscientists discover ancestral Puebloans survived on ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes
Puebloans melted ancient ice as a water resource More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301713&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 25, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

New prediction algorithm identifies previously undetected cancer driver genes
Leveraging public data reveals new information about genetic alterations and their roles in cancer More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301706&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 24, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Earliest example of a rapid-fire tongue found in 'weird and wonderful' extinct amphibians
Fossils provide the oldest evidence of a slingshot-style tongue More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301669&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 19, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Neurons stripped of their identity are hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, study finds
Changes in the structure of chromatin hold new answers More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301668&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 19, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research

Extreme rainfall projected to become more severe, frequent with warming
Climate change would expose millions to severe flooding in continental US More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301666&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - November 18, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: research