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You sent us your questions, and NSF-funded scientists are answering! Check out this series of brief videos for answers to science and engineering questions you might be wondering about.

Is the universe infinite and will it last forever?

Is the universe infinite and will it last forever? Saul Perlmutter, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, answers your question in this special "Mysteries of the Cosmos" edition of Ask a Scientist

What does a scientist look like?

We asked Fen Zhao, a National Science Foundation Program Coordinator in the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program, what does a scientist look like?

What is linguistics?

We asked John Rickford, Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities at Stanford University, what is linguistics?

What is coding?

We asked Mark Mote, a graduate researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Robotarium, what is coding?

Why does diversity in schools matter?

Sandra Grahm, University of California Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity and Distinguished Professor of Education at University of California-Los Angeles, answers your question on this episode of Ask a Scientist.

How does diversity benefit students?

Sandra Grahm, University of California Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity and Distinguished Professor of Education at University of California-Los Angeles, answers your question on this episode of Ask a Scientist.

Can an ecosystem recover from damage?

Sean Carroll, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Medical Genetics professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, answers your question on this episode of Ask a Scientist.

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