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10 Ways Advanced Computing Catalyzes Science

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes; or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail; or detect signs of dark matter; or make sense of massive amounts of fMRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Scientists Find Big Surprise In Earth's Core

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science

An international team of researchers has discovered one of Earth's deepest, darkest secrets: our planet's inner core -- once thought to be a ball of s...

WATCH: Earth's Crust Used To Be VERY Different

| Sid Perkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Today, Earth’s crust is made of tectonic plates that jostle across its surface and are sometimes, via collisions, gradually shoved back into the dep...

What Seafloor Grooves Reveal About Ancient Ice Sheet

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Science

When deep ice sheets chilled most of North America and Europe 20,000 years ago, Alaska and eastern Siberia remained remarkably ice-free, providing p...

Saturn's Age-Defying Secret Revealed

Posted 05.06.2013 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 05/06/2013 11:47 AM EDT on SPACE.com As planets age, they typically become cooler and darker, but astronomers have long...

Mystery Of Massive Volcanic Eruption Said Solved

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

A massive volcano erupted somewhere on Earth in the 13th Century and was so powerful it caused a global cold spell. Until now, that's about all scient...