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.
How neuroscientists probe the neural mechanisms behind disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and other dysfunctions. Jill Crittenden.
Ecological systems are the archetypal complex systems. But they share common patterns and dynamics regardless of type or size -from microbial systems to rain forests. James O'Dwyer
The human body requires a gravity environment. So how do aerospace engineers plan for the colonization of space? Developing artificial gravity is a major objective. Ana Diaz Artiles
Climate change has brought ocean acidification and ocean acidification is a serious threat to shellfish. What can be done to save sealife? Louise Cameron
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 structure of a humble marine organism inspires mechanical engineers and architects in the design of skyscrapers, massive bridges and other challenging projects. Matheus Fernandes
Because of climate change, many regions are experiencing diseases introduced by unfamiliar insects, microbes, and other sources. This situation requires a new approach to training medical students. Gaurab Basu, M.D., MPH
The Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab produces cost-saving, practical innovations that make a real difference for developing nations: home-use desalination, drip irrigation -and many other solutions. Amos Winter
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The Large Hadron Collider probes the most fundamental level of nature.......... Steven Nahn
From astrology to astronomy, from superstition to empirical investigation....... Toby Lester
Get the real facts about those about lion's mane jellyfish near Massachusetts beaches, but get the real science about jellyfish in general: their amazing biology and their role in marine ecosystems. Laurence Madin
How DNA is folded in the cell may shed light on cancer and other diseases. Jané Kondev
How ocean earthquakes generate tsunamis --and where tsunamis can occur. John Ebel
A leading expert and author on the issue of genetically modified foods explains the corporate resistance to labeling GM foods. Sheldon Krimsky
In this extraordinary era almost any limb, organ or tissue can be replaced. Shawn Kelly
The scientist who led the sequencing of the Y chromosome explains its evolution, its survival, and possible relationship to conditions and diseases that affect mostly males. David Page
Efficient production of solar energy with solar thermo-electric generators (STEGs)... Gang Chen
The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries. Alán Aspuru-Guzik