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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 destabilization of Earth's complex carbon cycle is associated with past mass extinctions. This mathematical model predicts a coming sixth mass extinction.
Nectar and pollen are sources of food for bees, but some of these sources may also help to reduce certain pathogens.
Author and philosopher Lee McIntyre discusses his newest book, The Scientific Attitude, and some of his earlier works. A timely subject!
David Toomey explains the surprising connections between the realm of science fiction and science fact, especially the ways in which sci-fi anticipated discoveries in real science.
Dark matter is believed to comprise five-sixths of the matter in the universe, but cannot be "seen." Now, however, technical innovations offer the potential for real observation and maybe new physics.
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The investigation of how super-galaxies form is expected to provide insight into other mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy. Arjun Dey
A report on the 2015 experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, now at unprecedented 13 TeV energy. Tulika Bose
Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."
In probably the most extreme environmment on Earth, organisms are thriving. Peter Girguis explains how.....
A leading expert and author on the issue of genetically modified foods explains the corporate resistance to labeling GM foods. Sheldon Krimsky
Calculating the impact of large-scale food production on the environment... Susanne Freidberg
A distinguished leader in genetic research discusses his dual commitment to science and ethics. Jon Beckwith
Medications that are effective initially can cause very serious problems later. Robert Whitaker
The cooling systems of power plants use an enormous percentage of our diminishing freshwater supply. What's the solution? John Rogers
An author-activist urges public engagement to ensure the transition to renewable energy. Philip Warburg
A major text on the deep relationship between life and planetary environment