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.
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 Pioneer Valley Coral and Natural Sciences Institute has a two-fold mission: to research materials to marine scientists; and to provide opportunities for young learners to get hands-on laboratory experience.
The many demands on emergency room staff include effective communication with highly stressed patients. This researcher seeks best approaches for communicating with the mentally ill in ER situations.
New insights about dark matter, primordial black holes, and gravitational waves.
Structures and motions are governed by geometric rules.
The acquisition of even one language is very complicated. But there are some --called hyperpolyglotals-- who learn dozens of languages. How does the brain do this?
Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."
The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields.
A leader in the study of exotic microbes at hydrothermal vents explains the significance and the potential of these life forms
Tracing ancient genetic changes through extinctions and speciation events to reconstruct our DNA history
An international authority on the dual impacts of climate change and environmental destruction discusses the urgent need for a restorative development policy.
A discussion of the exceptionally well-documented climate change in Massachusetts
Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) withheld for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.
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
Efficient production of solar energy with solar thermo-electric generators (STEGs)...
The cooling systems of power plants use an enormous percentage of our diminishing freshwater supply. What's the solution?
A major textbook on conservation biology and a beautiful tribute to the ecology of the Himalayas