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The persistence of the international wildlife trade is destructive for wildlife, ecosystems, environment, and human health. Maria Ivanova and Candace Famiglietti
Rising seas are already affecting many coastal cities and communities. How can we best prepare, and how fast? Erika Spanger-Siegfried
The universe is expanding at an incredible rate, and dark energy is thought to be the cause. Astronomers observe and measure this mystery with very sophisticated equipment. Paul Martini
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 particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider represent a search for a new physics in the form of new particles or forces that account for unknowns about the cosmos. Markus Klute
Many viruses, including coronaviruses such as covid-19, originate in wild animals. To understand the transfer and infection process, it is necessary to consider the disease ecology: the interaction between humans and wild animal disease hosts. Jonathan Runstadler
It took almost a century to determine if and how continents moved (continental drift). In the 1960s irrefutable evidence showed that tectonic plates caused regular shifts of the planet’s magnetic polarity, volcanoes and earthquakes -and the drift of continents.
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The cell's self-defense repair kit against hereditary, environmental, and other threats. Sushil Alimchandani
An investigation of the two major questions about the origin of life, and their relevance in search for life elsewhere in the universe. Zachary Adam
Changes in habitat and breeding patterns due to rapid climate change.......... Richard Primack
Some ways to show how marine organisms actually experience climate change. Brian Helmuth
Endocrine disruptors such as BPA cause developmental problems and disease. How does this damage occur? Ana Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein
The potential danger of long-term use of ADHD drugs. Robert Whitaker
Irrefutable evidence for why we should --and can-- transition to renewable energy without delay. Mara Prentiss
How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science. Irene Porro