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The Winter 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist includes a variety of educational resources, ranging from astronomy to glaciers. Check out the other publications and classroom materials in our online store.

Eureka! NSF Science Research Portal

Windows to the Universe is now highlighting breaking science news and cool multimedia from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This page provides links to some of the best materials from NSF projects spanning many different scientific topics. Listen to a podcast, watch a video clip, click your way through an interactive feature, or check out a recent news story or press release. It's a fun way to keep up to date with the latest scientific breakthroughs.

Podcasts

Podcasts from the National Science Foundation feature short audio stories from the world of science. Listen to them online or download.

Interactives

Interactive Multimedia allow you to explore topics from Earth and space science in depth.

Video

Videos produced by the NSF cover a broad range of scientific topics. Take a look at these short videos online to see science in action.

News

News Stories & Press Releases highlight science research that is funded by the United States National Science Foundation.

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