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  • Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
    on April 10, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298276&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF press conference on first result from Event Horizon Telescope project
    on April 5, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a press conference to announce a groundbreaking result. What: Press conference on groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope. Who: NSF Director France Córdova will deliver remarks. A panel of EHT researchers will also ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298155&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • National Science Foundation names Jennifer Dionne and Mark Braverman its 2019 Alan T. Waterman awardees
    on April 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named materials scientist Jennifer Dionne and computer scientist Mark Braverman the recipients of this year's Alan T. Waterman Award. The Waterman Award annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF. Researchers 40 years of age or younger, or up to 10 years post Ph.D., are eligible. This year, two outstanding researchers ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298217&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Sweat sensors: Engineering breakthrough tools for health diagnostics
    on April 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Multidisciplinary team tackles challenges to make sweat as important as blood for health monitoring Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/sweatbiosensor.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51This is an NSF News item. […]

  • 2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Report goes live
    on March 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) has released its 2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, which provides detailed information about participation levels in science and engineering (S&E) education and employment. "As the science and engineering community strives to broaden participation in education and careers, we need an accurate ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297944&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • National Science Foundation presents the President’s FY 2020 budget request
    on March 18, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released details of the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request to Congress, which includes a proposed level of funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Detailed information will be available on NSF's website. NSF Director France Córdova issued the following statement: Under the President's FY2020 budget request, NSF will ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298028&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Young citizen scientists assist in Salt Lake City air quality research
    on March 18, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Community, students and scientists benefit from partnership to assess particulate matter pollution Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/utahcitizenscience.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Navigating the New Arctic, South by Southwest
    on March 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/speeches/cordova/19/fc190311_sxswnna.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Media call: NSF Fiscal Year 2020 budget request
    on March 11, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) budget request to Congress. The call will include information on the new budget proposal, the details of which are expected to be released on March 18, 2019. NSF staff will answer questions and speak to how agency investments in fundamental science and engineering research will continue to support the nation's economy, security and global ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297995&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Penguins... And More!
    on March 8, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    The National Science Foundation manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which coordinates all U.S. scientific research (including penguin research!) on the southernmost continent and in the Southern Ocean. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/penguins/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. […]

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  • Researchers find high-risk genes for schizophrenia
    on April 22, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Using a unique computational 'framework' they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia. […]

  • Brains of blind people adapt to sharpen sense of hearing, study shows
    on April 22, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Research uses functional MRI to identify two differences in the brains of blind individuals -- differences that might be responsible for their abilities to make better use of auditory information. […]

  • Sugar entering the brain during septic shock causes memory loss
    on April 22, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    The loss of memory and cognitive function known to afflict survivors of septic shock is the result of a sugar that is released into the blood stream and enters the brain during the life-threatening condition. […]

  • Debate on daylight saving time and school start time
    on April 22, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    A switch to permanent daylight saving time will undo any positive effects on sleep of delaying school start times, according to researchers. […]

  • How humans reduce uncertainty in social situations
    on April 22, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    A new perspective paper establishes a framework to apply rigorous mathematical models of uncertainty originally developed for non-social situations, such as whether or not to purchase a lottery ticket, to social scenarios such as determining an interviewer's opinion of an interviewee. […]

  • Neuroscientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of Williams syndrome
    on April 22, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    In a study of mice, neuroscientists have found that impaired myelination underlies the hypersociability seen in patients with Williams syndrome. […]

  • Catalyst renders nerve agents harmless
    on April 22, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    A team of scientists has studied a catalyst that decomposes nerve agents, eliminating their harmful and lethal effects. […]

  • Insights on marijuana and opioid use in people with cancer
    on April 22, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the US have increased over time. The study also found that patients with cancer are more likely to use prescription opioids than adults without cancer. […]

  • Empathy often avoided because of mental effort
    on April 22, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Even when feeling empathy for others isn't financially costly or emotionally draining, people will still avoid it because they think empathy requires too much mental effort, according to new research. […]

  • Study suggests overdiagnosis of schizophrenia
    on April 22, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    In a small study of patients, researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis didn't actually have schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling disorder marked by disordered thinking, feelings and behavior. People who reported hearing voices or having anxiety were the ones more likely to be misdiagnosed. […]

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