Working Science

Deep-Sea Volcanoes

Scientists are now able to study in detail the dynamic volcanic activity of the deep ocean ridges. This is a description of what scientists are learning.

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: Voids in Space

Huge regions of apparent nothingness throughout the universe are full of surprises....

Life: Defining Life

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

Archaea: The Third Domain

Biologists disputed the classification of "extremophiles" for 20 years, despite the evidence.

Two Paul Steinhardt Projects: The "Cyclic Universe" and "Quasicrystals"

One of our foremost physicists discusses two projects: the cyclic universe and quasicrystals

The Core of the Moon

Did the ancient moon have a magnetic field like Earth's? And why do scientists need to know?

Infant Fossil Teeth: Clues to Ancient Human Development

Ancient infant teeth reveal the importance of weaning patterns in human evolution

"Shocking" News from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents

In probably the most extreme environmment on Earth, organisms are thriving. Peter Girguis explains how.....

Journey to the Center of the Earth

What modern seismologists are learning about the Earth's interior


Earthquakes occur somewhere, every day. Can they be predicted?

Environmental Toxins and the Brain

Many common toxins in the environment significantly harm the fetal brain

The Issue of Psychiatric Drugs

Medications that are effective initially can cause very serious problems later

Solar Energy the Third Way

Efficient production of solar energy with solar thermo-electric generators (STEGs)...

Energy Revolution!

Conversion to wind and solar power is possible now in the U.S.

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

David Stipp

Clear and accurate information about the prospects for healthy aging

Featured Guest

Meet John Quackenbush, PhD

A leader in the development of genomic medicine, the personalized medicine of the future