Great Expectations: The Large Hadron Collider 2015

When the LHC starts up again in 2015, what will scientists be looking for? Tulika Bose

Probing Exoplanet Atmospheres

A description of exoplanet atmospheres and how scientists attempt to analyze these alien atmospheres. Alexandria Johnson

The Jurassic Genome

Genetic material in ancient fossils yields an amazing profile of extinct organisms. Chris Organ

The Potential Uses of Deep-Sea Microbes

A leader in the study of exotic microbes at hydrothermal vents explains the significance and the potential of these life forms. Peter Girguis

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

How ocean earthquakes generate tsunamis --and where tsunamis can occur. John Ebel

How Glaciers Affect Earth and Climate

An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change. Jack Ridge

Environmental Toxins and the Brain

Many common toxins in the environment significantly harm the fetal brain. Philippe Grandjean

Bionic Being: The New Prosthetics

In this extraordinary era almost any limb, organ or tissue can be replaced. Shawn Kelly

Science Outreach Programs for Youth

How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science. Irene Porro

Fracking: The Facts and Issues

A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking. Phartiyal_Pallavi, Aaron Bernstein, William Moomaw, Andrew Rosenberg

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Les Kaufman, Ph.D.

Insightful essays about the relationship between environmental damage and extinction

Featured Guest

Meet Tereasa Brainerd, PhD

An astrophysicist whose work focuses on dark matter halos, satellite galaxies and gravitational lensing