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.
How neuroscientists probe the neural mechanisms behind disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and other dysfunctions. Jill Crittenden.
Ecological systems are the archetypal complex systems. But they share common patterns and dynamics regardless of type or size -from microbial systems to rain forests. James O'Dwyer
The human body requires a gravity environment. So how do aerospace engineers plan for the colonization of space? Developing artificial gravity is a major objective. Ana Diaz Artiles
Climate change has brought ocean acidification and ocean acidification is a serious threat to shellfish. What can be done to save sealife? Louise Cameron
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?
The structure of a humble marine organism inspires mechanical engineers and architects in the design of skyscrapers, massive bridges and other challenging projects. Matheus Fernandes
Because of climate change, many regions are experiencing diseases introduced by unfamiliar insects, microbes, and other sources. This situation requires a new approach to training medical students. Gaurab Basu, M.D., MPH
The Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab produces cost-saving, practical innovations that make a real difference for developing nations: home-use desalination, drip irrigation -and many other solutions. Amos Winter
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Did the ancient moon have a magnetic field like Earth's? And why do scientists need to know? Benjamin Weiss
Science for the Public mini-series : They Didn't Believe It! Brief stories about science discoveries that were very slow to be accepted
A fascinating explanation of the complex relationship between the oceans and atmosphere --and how that balance makes the planet function....................... Amala Mahadevan
What causes the massive plankton blooms that are necessary for stabilizing Earth's CO2 balance, and how does the process work? Amala Mahadevan
More than one in five Americans now takes a psychiatric medication. But long-term results are poor. Robert Whitaker, author of several books on this subject, discusses the problems of these meds and describes more effective initiatives.
An explanation of how environment, community, class, and other factors must be included in public health. Sandro Galea
The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries. Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Desalination offers a solution to the water shortage problem... John Lienhard V