TNsfZ Exclusive! Big Bite taken out of Big Apple

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TNsfZ has unearthed "groundbreaking" research about ants in Manhattan - here's what we caught on camera!

Every year they remove tons of refuse from New York City streets and help keep down the rat population. See what researchers have learned about NYC's creepy, crawly clean-up crew.

Discovery made beneath Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys

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Using a novel, helicopter-borne sensor to penetrate the surface of large swathes of terrain, a team of researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has gathered compelling evidence that beneath Antarctica's ice-free McMurdo Dry Valleys lies a salty aquifer that may support previously unknown microbial ecosystems and retain evidence of ancient climate change. An airborne electromagnetic (AEM) sensor, called SkyTEM, mounted to the helicopter, allowed the team to discover...

A briefing about severe storms

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Hurricanes, tornadoes and solar eruptions can have profound effects on America's economy, public safety and well-being. A briefing at the Senate Visitor's Center on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, provided an overview of the current state of storm research.

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NCAR study points to increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels

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Local weather forecast warnings about unhealthy air could become much more common around the country. A recent scientific study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research warns of a whopping 70% increase in the number of days with unhealthy summertime ozone levels by the year 2050.

Restoring the Mississippi River Delta

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Learn how experiments and computer models can help harness energy and restore free-flowing rivers. Assess the challenges and benefits of restoring lost wetlands in the Mississippi Delta.

Adam Arkin at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Adam Arkin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.