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.
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.
The acquisition of even one language is very complicated. But there are some --called hyperpolyglotals-- who learn dozens of languages. How does the brain do this?
The CMS experiment makes a possible new discovery.
A fascinating explanation of the complex relationship between the oceans and atmosphere --and how that balance makes the planet function.
Soil is essential for life on Earth, and life greatly enriches soil. How did the pedosphere evolve, what makes it dynamic, and how can we save it?
An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change
The potential danger of long-term use of ADHD drugs
Many nations prohibit GMO foods, but the US doesn't even require labeling. What can science tell us about GMOs?