A quick historical background on the mountain lion in California, including its behaviors, habitats, threats, and its contribution to nature as an apex predator
Earth & Environment
The "third rock from the Sun"—Earth. With an orbit neither too close nor too far from the Sun, it occupies a unique position in the Solar System. It's the only planet known to man with the right conditions for the origin and evolution of life. During Earth's 4.5 billion-year history, a combination of processes has transformed it into a watery blue, living planet. The Earth's ecosystems involve complex interactions between the biological (living) and physical (non-living) worlds. Scientific research helps us comprehend our effects on the environment and how the environment in turn responds to impacts of our activities.
National Science Foundation-funded Louisiana State University scientists created a detailed history of the oldest and largest Adelie penguin colony in the Northern Antarctic Peninsula
Fabric fab for rehab, cooking up eruptions, down to the wire for virus testing and why researchers want the blues
Some lizards in the eastern U.S. have adapted to invasive fire ants -- which can bite, sting and kill lizards -- reversing geographical trends in behavioral and physical traits used to avoid predators
When administered testosterone, juvenile male golden-collared manakins perform acrobatic courtship displays typical of adult males and express the "chee-poo" mating call.
Living Ink Technologies, a small business supported by the National Science Foundation, is using synthetic biology to develop sustainable ink with algae
Bloody-good sweat, changing climate/changing sex, sauce that delays frost and fab fossil find
Following the Yellowstone National Park wildfires of 1988, Monica Turner, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of integrative biology, immediately got to work studying the recovery of the forests, and has continued to do so in the decades since
The Tanana community is one of four selected for participation in the National Science Foundation project, "Coupling infrastructure improvements to food-energy-water system dynamics in small cold region communities: MicroFEWs"
The Cordova community is one of four selected for participation in the National Science Foundation project, "Coupling infrastructure improvements to food-energy-water system dynamics in small cold region communities: MicroFEWs"
Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation are helping understand changes in the Arctic, from incorporating the unique perspectives of indigenous communities in the Arctic and subarctic to developing new technologies that collect more data to assist with better modeling
A team of scientists at the University of Vermont and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have developed ground-penetrating radar technology, which aims to reveal what's beneath streets
Do the math for bedbugs, frog-skin lifesavers, cuddles for ICU babies and recipe against disaster
Carbon dioxide converted into cost-competitive fuels and chemicals? National Science Foundation-funded engineer Etosha Cave and her team at Opus 12 have developed technology to do just that, in the size of a small suitcase
Stretching the strength, snake buckling behavior, table for crime scenes and rewriting the history of oxygen
Using drones and dummies, an interdisciplinary team of National Science Foundation-funded mathematicians and engineers is tracking how objects move in real-world water environments
Researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute report that male túngara frogs in Panama City put on sexier mating displays than frogs living in nearby tropical forests
Engineers investigating impact of krill swarms on ocean mixing, and possibly global climate
Scientists at University of California, Davis, have solved the problem of propagating cloned, hybrid plants from seed -- a long-sought discovery with big implications for global agriculture
A new design for insulin that's easy to swallow, deep-sea surprise game changer for climate, catching reefs on the flip side and the physics of how bees chill.