Scientific innovations, discoveries, and issues are changing our understanding of the cosmos, our planet, our environment, food production and health. To promote research in the public interest and to ensure beneficial public policy, today's global citizens need science literacy.
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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?
Ancient diatom fossils provide clues to the adaptability of these vital organisms in the deep past, and can help predict plankton survival in the present climate change.
The distinguished ecologist Kamal Bawa talks about his new book on the Himalayas, his research, and his ATREE institute
A major breakthrough in the restoration of vision
Many nations prohibit GMO foods, but the US doesn't even require labeling. What can science tell us about GMOs?
Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."
How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science