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Matters Of The Heart, Scientifically Speaking

This Valentine's Day, the National Science Foundation gives you a piece of our heart ... related research.

How To Survive Friday The 13th (with Engineering)

Disasters don't have to be disastrous – and luck has little to do with survival. Advances from NSF-funded researchers are enabling buildings and infrastructure to better withstand natural, technological and human-made hazards.

10 Crystals That Changed 2014 For The Better

The United Nations declared 2014 the International Year of Crystallography, and here at the National Science Foundation, we took that to heart by spotlighting a crystal each week. Here we count down our most popular crystals as determined by our followers on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. Happy New Year, and get ready for 2015, the International Year of Light!

The Sweet Side Of Chemistry

It's National Chemistry Week‬! This year's theme is the sweeter side of chemistry. Watch the National Science Foundation's salute to sugar molecules and the NSF-funded scientists researching them.

Be Champion Of Shark Week With These Shark Facts

Shark Week ain't over yet. Impress your friends with these amazing shark facts, courtesy of NSF-funded research.

How Weird Water-Phobic Materials May Help Save The Earth

Engineers can now create materials that repel liquids so well they’re called superhydrophobic, i.e. they have a serious water phobia. With funding from the National Science Foundation, this booming area of research has the potential to benefit society in a big way. (Plus, it makes for amazing visuals.)

The Miraculous Kick That Will Open The World Cup

A mind-controlled exoskeleton will enable a young, paralyzed Brazilian to kick the ceremonial first ball at the World Cup.

14 Reasons Diamonds Are A Scientist’s Best Friend

Diamonds are a symbol of love, but to researchers supported by the National Science Foundation they are also precious for their amazing physical and chemical properties. Afterall, there are more things to do with diamonds than just put one on your finger. Scientists and engineers use diamonds to: