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  • National Science Foundation presents FY 2021 budget request
    on February 10, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Today, President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) was presented to Congress. More information on the FY 2021 budget request is available beginning today from the White House Office of Management and Budget. NSF Director France Córdova issued the following ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF selects 7 winners from its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine prize competition
    on February 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today the selection of four grand prize and three meritorious prize winners for its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine prize competition. The awardees are being honored today at a ceremony at NSF headquarters in Alexandria, Va. The NSF 2026 Idea Machine encouraged individuals from all walks of life, age 14 or older, to submit pressing “grand challenges” requiring fundamental research in science, engineering, or STEM education ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Media call: NSF Fiscal Year 2021 budget request
    on February 3, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 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 February 10, 2020. 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 leadership. The call is ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF-supported observatory renamed for astronomer Vera C. Rubin
    on February 3, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will now be called the NSF Vera C. Rubin Observatory, making it the first national U.S. observatory to be named after a female astronomer.  Announced at the 2020 American Astronomical Society winter meeting, the name recognizes the role Rubin played in better understanding dark matter, which will be one of the observatory survey’s four main themes.  “Named after an astronomer who provided important evidence of the existence of ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF’s newest solar telescope produces first images
    on January 29, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Just released first images from the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope reveal unprecedented detail of the sun’s surface and preview the world-class products to come from this preeminent 4-meter solar telescope. NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope, on the summit of Haleakala, Maui, in Hawai‘i, will enable a new era of solar science and a leap forward in understanding the sun and its impacts on our planet. Activity on the sun, known as space ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Brought to you by NSF
    on January 29, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Every day you encounter something made possible by the National Science Foundation. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Solar Science: Exploring the power of our closest star
    on January 29, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    NSF has been supporting solar astronomy and heliophysics since the 1950's, with its newest flagship observatory finishing construction in 2020, the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)
    on December 23, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I-Corps offers researchers unique opportunities to learn how to turn discoveries into new technologies and to participate in the national innovation ecosystem. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Science Zone
    on December 23, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Whether you're a teacher, student, or just fascinated by science, the NSF Science Zone app will ignite your imagination. Featuring hundreds of exciting videos and high-resolution photos from a dozen areas of science, you can spend hours absorbed in discoveries that take you from the depths of space, to the wonders of the unimaginably small, to the far corners of our own planet. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Statements on Sethuraman Panchanathan's nomination as NSF director
    on December 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    On December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan to serve as the 15th director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Panchanathan has been a member of the National Science Board, which establishes NSF policy and advises both the agency and the president, since 2014. Currently, Dr. Panchanathan leads the knowledge enterprise development at Arizona State University (ASU), which advances research, ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

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  • Facial expressions don't tell the whole story of emotion
    on February 16, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    Facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion, research indicates. In fact, it might be more accurate to say we should never trust a person's face, new research suggests. […]

  • Molecule offers hope for halting Parkinson's
    on February 14, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    A promising molecule has offered hope for a new treatment that could stop or slow Parkinson's, something no treatment can currently do. […]

  • Researchers were not right about left brains
    on February 14, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    The left and right side of the brain are involved in different tasks. This functional lateralization and associated brain asymmetry are well documented in humans. Scientists now challenge the long-held notion that the human pattern of brain asymmetry is unique. They found the same asymmetry pattern in chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. However, humans were the most variable in this pattern. This suggests that lateralized, uniquely human cognitive abilities evolved by adapting a presumably ancestral asymmetry pattern. […]

  • Brief bursts, big insights
    on February 14, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Researchers use new method to investigate neural oscillations. […]

  • A good blood supply is good for memory
    on February 14, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Memory performance and other cognitive abilities benefit from a good blood supply to the brain. This applies in particular to people affected by a condition known as 'sporadic cerebral small vessel disease'. Researchers suggest that blood perfusion of the so-called hippocampus could play a key role in age- and disease-related memory problems. […]

  • WWI helmets protect against shock waves just as well as modern designs
    on February 14, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that, despite significant advancements in protection from ballistics and blunt impacts, modern military helmets are no better at protecting from shock waves than their World War I counterparts. One model in particular, the French Adrian helmet, actually performed better than modern designs. The research could help improve the blast protection of future helmets through choosing different materials, layering multiple materials of different acoustic impedance, or altering their geometry. […]

  • Subtle decline in cognition predicts progression to Alzheimer's pathology
    on February 14, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Researchers report that abnormal levels of beta-amyloid plaques in brain predict cognitive decline and higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, but also that cognitive performance predicts progression from normal to abnormal levels of beta-amyloid. […]

  • Key modifier identified in large genetic deletion related to neurodevelopmental disorders
    on February 14, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Neurodevelopmental disorders, including schizophrenia and autism, likely result from complex interactions that modify the effects of individual genes, according to new research. […]

  • A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants' movement and development
    on February 14, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural environment. […]

  • World's first congenital pituitary hypoplasia model developed using patient-derived iPS cells
    on February 14, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Researchers have developed the world's first congenital pituitary hypoplasia (CPH) model using patient-derived iPS cells. The research group succeeded in using the model to illuminate the mechanisms underlying CPH. The team has been attempting to apply this model to other pituitary diseases and drug discovery. […]

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