National Science Foundation-funded paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur
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.
Oregon State University scientists and a team of others have discovered that plastic marine debris played a key role in transporting non-native species after the March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis create scaled down forest fires inside the lab to better understand one of the world's most dangerous natural disasters
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), engineers are designing and testing buildings to be more resilient to earthquakes and other seismic events
A National Science Foundation-funded team led by Ohio University discover a new species of meat-eating mammal.
This is a new type of pipe that can stretch, bend and compress. It's supposed to withstand huge disasters, such as earthquakes and floods
The ferroelectret nanogenerator (FENG) device, an ultra-thin magnetic polymer film developed by Nelson Sepúlveda, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University, is able to capture the energy generated through movement
People of color, on average, were consistently exposed to more air pollution than their white non-Hispanic counterparts from 2000 to 2010
New research is calling for immediate safeguards and study of cured-in-place pipe repair, or CIPP, a widely used method for repairing sewer, stormwater and drinking water pipes
This technology would enable communities to produce their own water filters using biomass nanofibers
When the water along Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay is thick and green, it may be a bad day for a swim, but it's an excellent day for University of Rhode Island marine ecologist Carol Thornber
National Science Foundation-funded researcher Robin Murphy, director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, discusses the use of small, unmanned aerial vehicles in supporting disaster response in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
DNA analysis reveals "kingpin" genes, master regulators in networks of genes that take up the nitrogen in fertilizer
Cindy Lee Van Dover, the first and only woman to pilot the famous Alvin submarine, talks about why and how she went through the arduous training and some of the things she has seen on the bottom of the ocean
Duke University graduate student Lauren Bagge describes her first dive in Alvin, including using the venerable submarine in an entirely new way to sample midwater organisms
National Science Foundation-funded researchers pinpoint optimal temperature for mosquito-borne disease transmission
Surrounding New Zealand is a mass of Earth's crust about half the size of Australia, the continent Zealandia
With support from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida entomologist Christine Miller and her team are researching mate selection and animal weapons as a key to better understanding animal behavior, diversity and evolution
For surfers, finding the "sweet spot," the most powerful part of the wave, is a thrill and a challenge
A National Science Foundation-funded study led by Kent State University found that the brains of aged chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, show similarities to brains effected by the human Alzheimer's disease