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An international research team has sequenced DNA recovered from mammoth remains that are up to 1.2 million years old.

The analyses, supported by @NSF, showed that the mammoth that inhabited North America during the last ice age was a hybrid animal. 🐘

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Today in NSF's Discovery Files:

Not so fast! New model analyzes how viruses escape the immune system:

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From the ocean to the lab, the @NSF's new video guides you along as Jerry Goss '23 shares his summer research experience w/ @BIOSstation working on an NSF-funded project to classify plankton specifies to make it easier for scientists to uncover global environmental changes. #STEM

Filmed by #NSFfunded scientists, NSF’s Scientist Selfie series provides an intimate look into a day in the life, as they conduct their work, whether in the field, the lab or at one of NSF's facilities. Take a look:

#WhataScientistLooksLike

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Using volcanic ash as a stand-in for Martian dust, #NSFfunded scientists found that electrical discharges in Martian dust devils & storms are possible BUT the discharges would likely be small given the weak electrical fields in the Martian atmosphere.

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Join us and our panel of preeminent African American #HBCU researchers as they share some of their career challenges and triumphs and discuss the importance of diversity in STEM education.

When? This Thursday, Feb 25 at 12 pm ET. Register here:

Happening today at 12 pm ET:

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Reaching out to a program officer should be the first step in your grant proposal process, no matter where you are in your career.

Here are 5 tips on how to work with them: .

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Replying to @TACC: The fastest university supercomputer in the world just got FASTER! ⚡️⚡️ @TACC's #Frontera has expanded to support urgent computin…

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The fastest university supercomputer in the world just got FASTER! ⚡️⚡️ @TACC's #Frontera has expanded to support urgent computing for pandemics 😷 and natural disasters 🌪️, thanks to support from @NSF, @DellTech and @Intel.

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If you know a 7-12th grade #STEM teacher with the ability to motivate and enable students to be successful, nominate them for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching before the March 1st deadline!

#PAEMST

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Replying to @NASAUniverse: Untangling the puzzle of how star-destroying black holes produce neutrinos can only be solved by bringing together observ…

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Untangling the puzzle of how star-destroying black holes produce neutrinos can only be solved by bringing together observations from @NSF, @NASA, and @ESA facilities, among others. We’re excited to be part of this discovery!

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When a rare astronomical event happens, sometimes you want to get another look. 👀

Accurately identifying the source of a high-energy neutrino requires multiple messenger signals, like high-energy particles and visible, radio, and X-ray signals, to all, tell the same story.

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Stimulating #NSFfunded research 🤔

@UW researchers have developed a way to non-invasively, electrically stimulate spinal cord nerves in people with spinal injuries, resulting in dramatic functional gains.

Watch ⬇️

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Instead of a blood draw, some diagnostics may soon come courtesy of painless microneedle patches like this one.

Download this latest @NSF virtual background at

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Replying to @Comm_College: Seeking student #STEM innovators! Today marks the beginning of the 2021 Community College Innovation Challenge #2021CCICh

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This discovery holds tantalizing possibilities for expanding our understanding of how our minds work. It may even lead to methods that could improve our ability to learn difficult skills or solve complex problems.

#NSFfunded

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Scientists in the U.S. and three other countries have achieved two-way communication with sleeping people in their dreams. The breakthrough creates a new method for studying the human mind.

#Inception, anyone?

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Seeking student #STEM innovators! Today marks the beginning of the 2021 Community College Innovation Challenge #2021CCIChallenge. Apply for a chance to take part in this national competition to find solutions to real world problems. Learn more:

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Farfarout!

Astronomers using #NSFfunded @GeminiObs & other ground-based telescopes just confirmed the most distant object yet found in our Solar System:

The object, named Farfarout, is 132 times farther from the Sun than Earth is.

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Naiyiri-Blu Brooker grew up far from the sea but has been obsessed by marine life since she was a kid. When she saw a poster at school for an NSF-supported undergrad research opp for marine researchers, she jumped at the chance. 🌊

Her story:

#NSFstories

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Replying to @AntarcticReport: Happy birthday McMurdo Station - 65 years old today! Established #OnThisDay #OTD in 1956 in the lead up to the 1957-58…

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Happy birthday McMurdo Station - 65 years old today! Established #OnThisDay #OTD in 1956 in the lead up to the 1957-58 International Geophysical Year (IGY). Logistics hub for the US Antarctic Program, it’s the largest scientific research center in #Antarctica @NSF

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