The Discovery Files

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

The Discovery Files

New 'autofocals' designed for people who would ordinarily need progressive lenses

The Discovery Files

New tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they're asleep

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Speech and music may have shaped the human brain's hearing circuits

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New test uses sweat, blood, urine or saliva to easily measure common stress hormones

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A pan-genome that captures all of the genetic information of 725 closely related wild and cultivated tomatoes

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Forgotten fossils turn out to be new species of meat-eating mammal

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Illuminating study about bird fatalities from nighttime collisions with buildings

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New models predict how soon firefighters on foot will reach forest fire hot spots

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NSF-funded researchers demonstrate that sweat works as well as blood for health monitoring

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New, simple technique to detect counterfeit medicine and food fraud

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Earth Week: Indoor air quality as bad as a polluted major city

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Why the skin bacteria of Panamanian frogs may lead to new drugs to treat human diseases