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March 26: Innovative Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance

New approaches and new technologies offer fresh understanding of antibiotic resistance, and real solutions to the problem.

April 9: Mass Extinctions

What caused Earth's five mass extinctions --and are we headed for a sixth?

April 23: Psychiatric Drugs: Why They Often Fail Us Over Long Term

More than one in five Americans now takes a psychiatric medication. But long-term results are poor. A major author on the subject discusses more effective initiatives.

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Climate Change

The undeniable facts of the human impact on global climate are still being resisted

Einstein's Relativity

Einstein completely changed our understanding of the universe...

Astrophysics Knowns and Unknowns

A guide to fundamentals of astrophyics at a time of many exciting --and sometimes puzzling-- discoveries

The Jurassic Genome

Genetic material in ancient fossils yields an amazing profile of extinct organisms

Sustaining Life: Biodiversity and Human Health

How the unprecedented loss of biodiversity impacts human health

Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate Change: Why Our Current Climate Is What It Is

Clouds are an essential component of the dynamics of climate change. Here's how that works.

Reading the Clouds to Understand Climate Change

Clouds and the particles they contain are essential information for climate science. Here's how scientists gather and decipher that information.

Evolution of the Y Chromosome: Males Will Survive

The scientist who led the sequencing of the Y chromosome explains its evolution, its survival, and possible relationship to conditions and diseases that affect mostly males.

The Issue of Psychiatric Drugs

Medications that are effective initially can cause very serious problems later

The D-Lab at MIT: Engineering by and for Developing Nations

An award-winning MIT lab engineers practical necessities for impoverished nations

Renewable Energy Progress --Despite Resistance from the Fossil Fuel Industry

What we can do to speed up the transition to renewable energy, despite Big Oil's well funded resistance

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

David Mindell, Ph.D.

A leading robotics engineer and historian explains the role of robots in research and other fields today

Featured Guest

Meet Tanja Bosak, PhD

A researcher who tracks the evolutionary relationship between life and environment