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: Dark Matter, Dark Energy

Most of the mass of the universe is invisible and undetectable and is known only by its effects....

Life: Evolution and Extinction

The long reign of bacteria, the eventual branching and diversification, symbiogenesis, the dramatic mass extinctions and resurgence of life...

Meteorite Vaporization

Geologists did not understand that massive meteorites could vaporize on impact

Solar Magnetic Storms and Space Weather

How the Sun's magnetic storms can affect electric grids and electronic communications

Big Science from Little Stars

Red dwarfs provide vital information about galaxy evolution...

Advanced Research on the Origin of Life

Two young scientists at the famous Jack Szostak Lab explain research issues

Conservation Lessons from Ice-Age Extinctions

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

Eye-to-Eye with Climate Change in the Ocean

Saving the oceans is an urgent matter...

Accelerated Climate Change: Can Nature Adapt?

Changes in habitat and breeding patterns due to rapid climate change...

Long-Term Health Threats of BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors such as BPA cause developmental problems and disease. How does this damage occur?

How TB Bacteria Evade Treatment

TB cells do not all respond to antibiotics. Discovering why is the key to effective treatment.

Energy Revolution!

Conversion to wind and solar power is possible now in the U.S.

Innovations in Clean Water Technology

Desalination offers a solution to the water shortage problem...

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Robert Whitaker

One of the best sources on overprescribing and the serious long-range effects of many psychotropic drugs

Featured Guest

Meet Irene Porro, PhD

A veteran developer of science outreach programs for youth