Big Science from Little Stars

Red dwarfs provide vital information about galaxy evolution... Andrew West

Origami: Art and Science

Mathematician L. Mahadevan describes how nature, science and art intersect. It will change your entire perspective.

Earth Life and Weird Life

The compelling search for entirely new forms of life elsewhere in our solar system and the universe. David Toomey

Using Genetics to Trace Human History

An explanation of how modern genetics analysis confirms ancient human migrations, such as the Indo-Europeans. Nick Patterson

Earth and Humans: A Planetary Perspective

A distinguished authority on Earth's geochemical systems explains the deep relationship between life and planetary environment. Charles Langmuir

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

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

Traffic Pollution and Child Cognition

The effects of vehicle pollutants on the developing brain. Shakira Franco Suglia

Genetics and Social Responsibility

A distinguished leader in genetic research discusses his dual commitment to science and ethics. Jon Beckwith

"Green" Batteries for Renewable Energy: How About Rhubarb?

The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries. Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Designing Sustainable Urban Development

11/25/19: How the world-class Sustainable Design Lab at MIT combines architecture, engineering, physics --and creative genius-- to design the optimal urban environment.

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

David Toomey, Ph.D.

A writer who also teaches science-technical writing (as well as literature)

Featured Guest

Meet Jeffrey Hughes, PhD

A major authority on space weather: solar cycles and coronal mass ejections