Odd Couple: UV Radiation and the Origin of Life

A very exciting investigation of the possible role of ultraviolet radiation in the emergence of life --on Earth and elsewhere. Sukrit Ranjan

Cosmic Evolution

From the beginning of the universe to complex life: an explanation of the development of the cosmos. Eric Chaisson

Nectar, Pollen and the Health of Bees

Nectar and pollen are sources of food for bees, but some of these sources may also help to reduce certain pathogens. Lynn Adler

Infant Fossil Teeth: Clues to Ancient Human Development

Ancient infant teeth reveal the importance of weaning patterns in human evolution. Tanya Smith

They Didn't Believe It! Plate Tectonics, Foundation of Earth Systems

It took almost a century to determine if and how continents moved (continental drift). In the 1960s irrefutable evidence showed that tectonic plates caused regular shifts of the planet’s magnetic polarity, volcanoes and earthquakes -and the drift of continents.

Impact of Climate Change on Birds and Plants of Massachusetts

A discussion of the exceptionally well-documented climate change in Massachusetts. Richard Primack

Beyond the Gene: Epigenetics Revealed

New understanding of the complex relationship between genes and the epigenome. Mary Gehring

Nanotechnology Advances for Healthcare and Environment

Truly innovative research: nano-tech devices for medicine and environment. Sameer Sonkusale

Renewable Energy Progress --Despite Resistance from the Fossil Fuel Industry

What we can do to speed up the transition to renewable energy, despite Big Oil's well funded resistance. Jeff Deyette

Energy Revolution!

Conversion to wind and solar power is entirely possible now in the U.S. Mara Prentiss

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Philippe Grandjean, D.M.Sc., M.D.

A world authority on how environmental toxins affect brain development brings the evidence to the general public in this book.

Featured Guest

Meet Tereasa Brainerd, PhD

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