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August 15: Light from Darkness? Searching for Dark Matter in the Sky

Dark matter is believed to comprise five-sixths of the matter in the universe, but cannot be "seen." Now, however, technical innovations offer the potential for real observation and maybe new physics.

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The concept that all matter is composed of an invisible but fundamental entity was resisted for a very long time.

Massive Galaxies: Where and How They Form

The investigation of how super-galaxies form is expected to provide insight into other mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy. Arjun Dey

What's Up at the 2015 Large Hadron Collider

A report on the 2015 experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, now at unprecedented 13 TeV energy. Tulika Bose

Art and Nature: A Special Exhibit

Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."

"Shocking" News from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents

In probably the most extreme environmment on Earth, organisms are thriving. Peter Girguis explains how.....

Corporate Science and Genetically Modified Foods

A leading expert and author on the issue of genetically modified foods explains the corporate resistance to labeling GM foods. Sheldon Krimsky

The Politics of Food's Environmental Footprint

Calculating the impact of large-scale food production on the environment... Susanne Freidberg

Genetics and Social Responsibility

A distinguished leader in genetic research discusses his dual commitment to science and ethics. Jon Beckwith

The Issue of Psychiatric Drugs

Medications that are effective initially can cause very serious problems later. Robert Whitaker

Power Plants and the Freshwater Crisis

The cooling systems of power plants use an enormous percentage of our diminishing freshwater supply. What's the solution? John Rogers

The Push for Renewable Energy

An author-activist urges public engagement to ensure the transition to renewable energy. Philip Warburg

Today's Featured Contributors

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Charles Langmuir, Ph.D.

A major text on the deep relationship between life and planetary environment

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Meet Eric Chaisson, Ph.D.

An outstanding scientist and author with an interdisciplinary approach to studying the evolution of the universe