Working Science

Understanding Coastal Ecosystems

A visit to the Helmuth Lab to learn how scientists investigate effects of changing climate on coastal ecosystems

Resistance to New Ideas

Many of the most important advances in scientific understanding were initially rejected or ignored.

The Need for Science Funding

In an era of global science, other nations are increasing their science budgets. Why aren't we?

Cosmos: Solar Systems

Stellar death explosions produce massive gas and dust clouds, and some of that detritus becomes solar systems ...

Life: Synthetic Life

Partly in order to understand its amazing complexity, and partly in order to advance medical therapies. So, how do you create a viable cell?

Spectral Analysis

The correct interpretation of light spectra from stars was presented by a young researcher whose evidence was initially rejected.

The Tumultuous Milky Way and Its Satellite Galaxies

How do spiral galaxies like our Milky Way form?

Renaissance Roots of Modern Science

From astrology to astronomy, from superstition to empirical investigation....

The Evolution of Photosynthesis

How photosynthesis --and life-- emerged in Earth's ancient chemical environment

Conservation Lessons from Ice-Age Extinctions

Was there a human factor in the Ice Age extinctions of large mammals?

The Role of Oceans in Climate

A visit to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to learn how researchers investigate the dynamic relationship between oceans and climate

Earthquakes!

Earthquakes occur somewhere, every day. Can they be predicted?

Medicating ADHD: Diagnosis and the Long-Term Effects of the Medications

The potential danger of long-term use of ADHD drugs

Psychotropic Drugs and Children

The real dangers of psychotropic drugs that are routinely prescribed for children

Science Outreach Programs for Youth

How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science

Solar Thermoelectric Alternative Energy

A nanotech innovation to improve solar energy...

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Philippe Grandjean, D.M.Sc., M.D.

A world authority on how environmental toxins affect brain development brings the evidence to the general public in this book.

Featured Guest

Meet Shawn Kelly, PhD

One of the team that designed the famous electric eye