The Discovery Files

An upbeat, entertaining look at the latest advances in NSF-funded science and engineering.

The Discovery Files

Robust neural activity related to food choice in this previously overlooked part of the brain

The Discovery Files

Neural evidence of early learning among infants who were coupled with a peer

The Discovery Files

New polymer coating that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be applied like paint

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World’s first passive anti-frosting surface fights ice with ice

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Why adolescence may be a particularly vulnerable period in emotional development

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First-of-its-kind study shows how an online course changed students' mindsets and beliefs about mathematics

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How ordinary Wi-Fi can be used to easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags

The Discovery Files

New discovery about what drives the destructive migration of invasive sea lampreys