Recent Events

Breakthrough in Antibiotics Resistance

An ingenious solution to the crisis of ineffective antibiotics is making headlines

Working Science

The Science of Clouds and Climate

The Cziczo Lab at MIT investigates the particles that form clouds and the vital role of clouds in climate change

Environmental Toxins and the Brain

Many common toxins in the environment significantly harm the fetal brain

Ocean Sediments: Earth's Deep Climate History

A leader in the international research on marine sediments explains how climate history is recorded in ocean sediments

Mahajan Mathematics

A novel approach to teaching mathematics

Understanding Viruses: The Connor Lab

The Connor Lab at Boston University is a leader in the effort to understand how viruses infect and how cells learn how to block infection

Resistance to New Ideas

Many of the most important advances in scientific understanding were initially rejected or ignored.

The Need for Science Funding

In an era of global science, other nations are increasing their science budgets. Why aren't we?

Cosmos: The Cosmic Microwave Background

One of the best indicators that the universe began with a bang is the radiation it left behind...

Life: Defining Life

The fine line between animate and inanimate, and between quasi-life and life. ....

Fractal Geometry

A concept that was originally treated with skeptism is widely accepted today

Renaissance Roots of Modern Science

From astrology to astronomy, from superstition to empirical investigation....

A Front-Row Seat at the Big Bang: The LHC at CERN

The Large Hadron Collider probes the most fundamental level of nature...

Scale-Free Complex Networks: Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D.

a visit to the Barabási Lab at Northeastern University to learn how scale-free complex networks affect scientific perspectives

Self-Defense Mechanisms of the Cell

The cell's self-defense repair kit against hereditary, environmental, and other threats

The Science of Clouds and Climate

The Cziczo Lab at MIT investigates the particles that form clouds and the vital role of clouds in climate change

Restoration of Severely Contaminated Lands

Sometimes polluted land can be restored. Some case histories...

Viruses: Threats in a Tiny Package

Viral infections that were once obscure are potentially global threats in a highly linked world. New tools are being deployed to identify and block these diseases.

The Youth Pill

What are the possibilities of extending human life and good health?

Cooler Smarter

A co-author of the new book from the Union of Concerned Scientists describes how individuals can substantially reduce their carbon footprints while creating a healthy lifestyle...

Fracking: The Facts and Issues

A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Susanne Freidberg, Ph.D.

Outstanding resources on the environmental impact of modern agriculture and meat production

Featured Guest

Meet Itay Budin

A graduate student who unravels the origin of the cell membrane