Quantum Computing, Quantum Biology

An exploration of the quantum realm in computation, the cosmos, and biology

The Grand Geometry of Nature

Mathematics everywhere: the deepest truths of Nature are mathematical

The Jurassic Genome

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

Mushrooms and Other Fungi: Their Role in Nature

A tour of the fascinating world of mushrooms. This is way beyond the supermarket.

Plankton: The Humble Base of the Ocean Ecosystem

Ancient diatom fossils provide clues to the adaptability of these vital organisms in the deep past, and can help predict plankton survival in the present climate change.

Sustainability Science: Biodiversity and Community

The distinguished ecologist Kamal Bawa talks about his new book on the Himalayas, his research, and his ATREE institute

The Electric Eye: A Visual Prosthesis

A major breakthrough in the restoration of vision

Conflicting Science on the Safety of Genetically Modified Food

Many nations prohibit GMO foods, but the US doesn't even require labeling. What can science tell us about GMOs?

Replacing Plastic: The Merits of Shrilk

Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."

Science Outreach Programs for Youth

How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Mario Livio, Ph.D.

An astrophysicist who is especially gifted at making science and mathematics accessible to the general public

Featured Guest

Meet Chris Marx, PhD

An innovator in the investigation of a rather new area of microbiology