Genetic redundancy aids competition among symbiotic bacteria in squid
Bacteria compete to colonize squid's organs More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299082&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

When human expertise improves the work of machines
Machine learning algorithms advance materials science More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299080&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Study reveals changing patterns in globally important algae
Algae key to the ocean carbon cycle are scarce in equatorial waters More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299079&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Facial recognition technique could improve hail forecasts
Scientists use machine learning to recognize potentially damaging storms More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299074&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 21, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Data assimilation method offers improved hurricane forecasting
Better forecasting uses data from GOES-16 satellite and Penn State's all-sky radiance method More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299070&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientists discover key factors in how some algae harness solar energy
Research results could lead to more efficient and affordable algal biofuels More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299069&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Earth's last magnetic field reversal took far longer than once thought
Study suggests that society would have generations to adapt to magnetic instability More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299068&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Smartphone apps may connect to vulnerable backend cloud servers
Most users likely unaware of vulnerabilities in smartphone apps More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299054&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 16, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scent brings songbirds to the yard
New research shows importance of scent in mating More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299053&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 16, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Despite temperature shifts, treehoppers manage to mate
Tiny insects persist in the face of change More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299048&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

More than 100 years of Arctic sea ice volume reconstructed from ships' logbooks
Digitized logbooks help scientists recover unique climate records More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299046&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Installing solar panels on agricultural lands maximizes their efficiency
Research on solar panel placement has implications for constructing large solar arrays in deserts More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299047&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Mega-cloud from Canadian wildfires will help model impacts of nuclear war
British Columbia wildfires created a massive cloud in August 2017 More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299044&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Blue sharks use ocean eddies as fast-tracks to food
Swirling currents mark fish-filled ocean twilight zone More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299043&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Depleted seamounts near Hawaii recovering after decades of protection
Overfished ecosystem showing signs of recovery after years of protection More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299042&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Reverse-engineering the fireworks of life
Biologists reverse-engineer the microtubules that make up cell walls and spindles More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299041&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

A torque on conventional magnetic wisdom
Researchers observe the magnetic phenomenon 'anomalous spin-orbit torque' for the first time More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299040&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Guacamole lovers, rejoice! The avocado genome has been sequenced
New study illuminates the avocado’s family history and lays foundation for improvements to farming More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299020&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Pre-life building blocks spontaneously align in evolutionary experiment
Scientists discover how early predecessors of proteins may have formed More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299019&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Researchers study birds to improve how robots land
Birds' perching ability may help scientists design better robots More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299018&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Mercury levels in fish are on the rise
Climate change and overfishing likely to increase human exposure to toxic methylmercury in seafood More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299037&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Where to fish? In times of uncertainty, experienced fishing boat captains may fare better
Study of 540,000 fishing vessel records shows exploration is beneficial in face of uncertainty More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298997&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 8, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Previously unknown mechanism causes increased forest water use
Research advances understanding of forest water cycles and threats to plants More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298994&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 7, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater
New battery generates energy from places where salt and fresh water mix More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298993&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 7, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

A good first step toward nontoxic solar cells
Engineers discover lead-free perovskite semiconductor for solar cells More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298978&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Study considers sensory impacts of environmental change on ocean species
Lays groundwork for more research on communication pathways in the sea More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298977&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Iconic California beaches have lost most of their biodiversity
Scientists study urbanization of sandy beaches More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298963&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 1, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Seismologists monitor Ridgecrest quake aftershocks using novel fiber optic network
Scientists record thousands of tiny aftershocks occurring each day More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298962&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - August 1, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientists discover new mechanism for how soils store carbon
Soil pore structure key to carbon storage, climate impacts More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298960&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 31, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

New technique helps engineer water filters, human tissues
Protein patterns that look like flowers, trees, snowflakes could have applications in human health More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298959&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 31, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Common feature of cancer cells may also be their Achilles' heel
New study uses yeast cells and cancer cell data to find disease’s weak spot More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298940&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

How fat prawns can save lives
Prawns eat parasites that transmit schistosomiasis, reducing disease transmission More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298938&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

North Carolina coastal flooding is worsening with climate change, population growth
Historical data set allows confirmation of effects More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298937&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

What motivates people to join -- and stick with -- citizen science projects?
Long-term participants in citizen science motivated by project mission and goals More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298936&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

'Terminators' on the sun trigger plasma tsunamis, start of new solar cycles
Next solar cycle may start within a year More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298947&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Study in Antarctic waters reveals why Ross Ice Shelf melts in summer
Local factors influencing ice shelf's stability refine sea level predictions More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298946&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Clues found on how soils may respond to climate change
Researchers looked back millions of years for possible view of the future More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298945&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Astronomers see evidence of Einstein's theories in star orbiting massive black hole
Two-decade study tracked light traveling from the center of the Milky Way, confirms Einstein's predictions More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298944&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 26, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Device channels heat into light
Carbon nanotube films enable method to recycle waste heat More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298924&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

New method may resolve difficulty in measuring universe’s expansion
Merger of neutron stars becomes 'cosmic ruler' capable of measuring the expansion of the universe More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298918&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Between ants and acacias, timing is everything
New insights into a long-described mutualistic relationship More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298917&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Correcting historic sea surface temperatures reveals simpler pattern of ocean warming
Clues found in the digitizing of decks of punch cards from the early 20th century More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298916&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

PFAS chemicals move from mom to fetus at higher rate in women with gestational diabetes
pidemiologists focus on possible health effects of synthetic compounds known as 'forever chemicals' More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298915&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Physicists find first possible 3D quantum spin liquid
Cerium pyrochlore is first to qualify as long-sought state of matter More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298914&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 22, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Algae-killing viruses spur nutrient recycling in oceans
Finding confirms important role of viruses that infect marine algae More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298913&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 22, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

New computational tool for data scientists, biologists and other researchers
Computational tool solves the ‘community detection’ problem More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298912&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 22, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientists deepen understanding of magnetic fields that surround Earth
Finding opens new ways to study our own planet and others More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298909&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 22, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Robot arm 'tastes' with engineered bacteria
Proof of concept for biologically based soft robotics More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298908&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

How much water does a snowpack hold?
Scientists find a new way to answer long-standing question More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298907&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Vitamin C is key to protection of new nanomaterial
Discovery prevents degradation, opens future applications More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298906&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item. (Source: NSF Discoveries)
Source: NSF Discoveries - July 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research