Science touches so many aspects of modern life that it’s hard to keep up. Through our programs and this website, Science for the Public provides up-to-date information about scientific innovations, discoveries, and issues that are shaping modern knowledge.
What's so important about an atmosphere? Find out here.
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 Pioneer Valley Coral and Natural Sciences Institute has a two-fold mission: to research materials to marine scientists; and to provide opportunities for young learners to get hands-on laboratory experience.
The many demands on emergency room staff include effective communication with highly stressed patients. This researcher seeks best approaches for communicating with the mentally ill in ER situations.
An update on the work at the Large Hadron Collider.
The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields.
New insights about dark matter, primordial black holes, and gravitational waves.
Structures and motions are governed by geometric rules.
An exploration of the quantum realm in computation, the cosmos, and biology
A very exciting investigation of the possible role of ultraviolet radiation in the emergence of life --on Earth and elsewhere
A discussion of the exceptionally well-documented climate change in Massachusetts
The excess CO2 in Earth's atmosphere will remain for hundreds of years. An atmospheric scientist explains the need to reduce that excess as we shift to renewable energy.
The potential danger of long-term use of ADHD drugs
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
An award-winning MIT lab engineers practical necessities for impoverished nations
A nanotech innovation to improve solar energy...
A distinguished scientist who emphasizes the complex relationship between social, environmental and physical factors in the health of populations