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09/20 A distinguished scientist and author od "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life" explains the destructiveness of industrialized agriculture and shows how to feed the world while restoring the soil and environment. David Montgomery
10/18 A prominent researcher-author-public advocate discusses the environmental and health issues of agrochemicals, especially glyphosate (Roundup). Sheldon Krimsky
10/25 Advanced technology reveals a super-abundance of planetary systems in the universe. And astronomers are investigating how these systems form as well as their amazing diversity. Joan Najita
09/14 Today scientific information is available to all, yet misinformation and denialism abound. "Galileo and the Science Denialists" describes Galileo's famous struggle for truth centuries ago and its relevance today. Mario Livio
08/23 In his latest book for the general public, an esteemed geologist makes the dynamics of our planet and its lifeforms accessible to all. A must-read for all who care about our Earth. Andrew Knoll
07/19 A carbon capture innovation that can produce useful, products, including non-polluting transportation fuels. Sami Khan
Mounting evidence suggests a link between chemicals in consumer products and breast cancer.
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?
A look at how major ideas in science are often initially resisted, and a view of the invisible cosmos. Priyamvada Natarajan
Astronomer Joan Najita explains the challenge of understanding how planetary systems are created.
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
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A warming climate led to the emergence of grasslands, which led to major evolutionary changes. Aly Baumgartner
Reconstructing the relationship between biological evolution and geology, climate, environment. Andrew Knoll
The inherent conflict between profit from one of California's major crops and the impact on environment and health. Julie Guthman
An important critique of geoengineering, including cautions about misinformation. Daniel Cziczo
A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking. Phartiyal_Pallavi, Aaron Bernstein, William Moomaw, Andrew Rosenberg
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