Science touches so many aspects of modern life that it’s hard to keep up. Through our programs and this website, Science for the Public provides up-to-date information about scientific innovations, discoveries, and issues that are shaping modern knowledge.
What's so important about an atmosphere? Find out here.
Many of the most important advances in scientific understanding were initially rejected or ignored.
In an era of global science, other nations are increasing their science budgets. Why aren't we?
A solution for the demands of high tech computing: a memristor combines the functions of memory and computation, storing transient information about the signals passed through it.
The challenges of research on medical marijuana, as experienced by a UMass-Amherst scientist.
Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."
Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) withheld for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.
A visit to the Alan Jasanoff Lab at MIT to learn how brain scientists are developing new techniques and devices to improve brain imaging.
Harvard's Law School Environmental Clinic shows us how we can use the law to save our environment
The acquisition of even one language is very complicated. But there are some --called hyperpolyglotals-- who learn dozens of languages. How does the brain do this?
a visit to the Barabási Lab at Northeastern University to learn how scale-free complex networks affect scientific perspectives
An explanation of how modern genetics analysis confirms ancient human migrations, such as the Indo-Europeans
A fascinating look at the vital role of seagrass in marine ecosystems
Scientists are now able to study in detail the dynamic volcanic activity of the deep ocean ridges. This is a description of what scientists are learning.
A nanotech innovation to improve solar energy...
A co-author of the new book from the Union of Concerned Scientists describes how individuals can substantially reduce their carbon footprints while creating a healthy lifestyle...