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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?
Despite great medical accomplishments in ancient civilizations, then medical advances from the 17th century on, the connection between germs and disease was unknown.
Jan. 21. The unique features of the nano-scale make possible many innovations in medical research and medical applications. Sameer Sonkusale, DIrector of the Tufts University Nano Lab explains the advantages of the nano-scale and a number of recent nano-nnovations in medicine.
Jan 15 Pamela Templer explains how scientists study forests and predict the impact of rising temperatures, decreasing snowpacks and other effects on New England's forest ecosystems.
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Nectar and pollen are sources of food for bees, but some of these sources may also help to reduce certain pathogens.
Cells make decisions that turn out to be random. Jané Kondev explains the implications of that surprising discovery.
Factors that influence the way people think about climate change. Brian Helmuth
A fascinating look at the vital role of seagrass in marine ecosystems. Barnabas Daru
Can bioelectric signals in cells be exploited for regeneration of limbs and tissue? Michael Levin
A world authority on how environmental toxins affect brain development brings the evidence to the general public. Philippe Grandjean
The award-winning D-Lab's unique approach to improving lives in the poorest nations. Amy Smith
How effective are offshore wind farms in nations that have developed them, and why has the US been slow to recognize the enormous potential of this energy resource? NEU researcher Andrew Myers presents the facts.