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.
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 many demands on emergency room staff include effective communication with highly stressed patients. This researcher seeks best approaches for communicating with the mentally ill in ER situations.
A solution for the demands of high tech computing: a memristor combines the functions of memory and computation, storing transient information about the signals passed through it.
New insights about dark matter, primordial black holes, and gravitational waves.
Structures and motions are governed by geometric rules.
The acquisition of even one language is very complicated. But there are some --called hyperpolyglotals-- who learn dozens of languages. How does the brain do this?
Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."
The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields.
The investigation of how super-galaxies form is expected to provide insight into other mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy.
A report on the 2015 experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, now at unprecedented 13 TeV energy
All life depends on a microbial foundation. So does development of new antibiotics. But 99 percent of microbes are unknown.
Ancient infant teeth reveal the importance of weaning patterns in human evolution
An expert on climate change policy explains the coming global challege and the role of public commitment.
A combination of climate change, industrial fishing, and seafood trade now threaten basic health in many developing nations
Medications that are effective initially can cause very serious problems later
Endocrine disruptors such as BPA cause developmental problems and disease. How does this damage occur?
The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries
How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science
Professor Primack's innovative textbooks incorporate information relevant to specific regions where the texts are used