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November 27: The War on Science: What We Need to Do

The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields.

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Climate Change

The undeniable facts of the human impact on global climate are still being resisted

Dark Matter and Other Cosmic Mysteries

New insights about dark matter, primordial black holes, and gravitational waves.

The Core of the Moon

Did the ancient moon have a magnetic field like Earth's? And why do scientists need to know?

The Potential Uses of Deep-Sea Microbes

A leader in the study of exotic microbes at hydrothermal vents explains the significance and the potential of these life forms

Reconstructing Evolution: A Molecular Time Machine

Tracing ancient genetic changes through extinctions and speciation events to reconstruct our DNA history

How Restorative Development Can Address Climate Change

An international authority on the dual impacts of climate change and environmental destruction discusses the urgent need for a restorative development policy.

Impact of Climate Change on Birds and Plants of Massachusetts

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

How Delayed Release of Industry Data on Chemical Toxicity Impacts Health

Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) withheld for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.

Understanding Viruses: The Connor Lab

The Connor Lab at Boston University is a leader in the effort to understand how viruses infect and how cells learn how to block infection

Solar Energy the Third Way

Efficient production of solar energy with solar thermo-electric generators (STEGs)...

Power Plants and the Freshwater Crisis

The cooling systems of power plants use an enormous percentage of our diminishing freshwater supply. What's the solution?

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Kamaljit S. Bawa, Ph.D.

A major textbook on conservation biology and a beautiful tribute to the ecology of the Himalayas

Featured Guest

Meet David Page, Ph.D.

A distinguished leader in the research on the Y chromosome, and Director of the Whitehead Institute at MIT