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National Science Foundation presents – 4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear Abut This Week.

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4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About This Week – Episode 19

The whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, slipping into something solar, wet and dry disease, and mucus modifications to save lives The Whole Tooth The Whole Tooth: New Method to Find Biological Sex From a Single Tooth UC Davis, USAFA, Arizona State University, George Mason University, DOD http://blogs.ucdavis.edu/egghead/2018/11/09/whole-tooth-new-method-find-biological-sex-single-tooth/ Floodwaters and Disease Floodwater in rivers… Read more »

4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About This Week – Episode 1

NEW: Your weekly briefing on the latest discoveries you might not hear about anywhere else, all with funding from the National Science Foundation. This week: Finding cancer through the eye of a butterfly Killer whales in rivers? Get used to it. An “everything-repellent” coating could kidproof your life Cosmic smashup Watched the video and want… Read more »

4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About This Week – Episode 18

Catching brain hijackers, landscaping for the birds, a mussel shell tell and faster protein sequencing… much faster! For the Birds Non-native plants in homeowners’ yards endanger wildlife https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2018/october/non-native-plants-birds-insects-washington-chickadee-desiree-narango-doug-tallamy/ University of Delaware Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Alzheimer’s Domino Effect Model maps ‘domino effect’ of Alzheimer’s protein misfolding https://www.futurity.org/alzheimers-disease-protein-misfolding-1894042 Stevens Institute of Technology Stanford… Read more »

4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About This Week – Episode 8

Something special in seal blood; a whole new angle on prosthetic ankles; a nanotech inspiration from single-celled architects; and sure, there may be “gold in them thar hills,” but there’s a quadrillion tons of diamonds in the Earth’s interior. It’s your weekly briefing on the latest discoveries you might not hear about anywhere else, all… Read more »

4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About This Week – Ep 21

Lava brew, clones from seed, personal heat patches, and Hurricane Maria’s landscape legacy. For more info – After the hurricane: Maria’s far-reaching effects on Puerto Rico’s watersheds and forests: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297288&org=NSF&from=news NSF Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory and Long-Term Ecological Research sites Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2018/12/009.html University at Buffalo… Read more »