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NSF: Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species

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From NSF, May 2, 2016  --  Largest analysis of microbial data reveals that 99.999 percent of all species remain undiscovered

Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study.

The estimate, based on universal scaling laws applied to large datasets, appears today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The report's authors are Jay Lennon and Kenneth Locey of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

2016 Teacher Appreciation Week - a message from the National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation

During Teacher Appreciation Week, the National Science Foundation wants to acknowledge and celebrate the amazing commitment and profound work of STEM teachers across grades preK-12. Attached is a letter from the Assistant Director of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, who is taking the time to recognize the wonderful pool of dedicated STEM teachers we have here in Pennsylvania and across the United States.

 

Science Nation: Fertilizing sustainable growth in the forest industry

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From NSF, March 28, 2016  --  Researchers partner with industry and government to make commercially grown forests more productive without sacrificing the environment

As money-makers, trees stand tall. The U.S. forest industry is an economic powerhouse. Southern states alone grow more commercial wood than any country in the world.

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