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January 23: Why the Earth Needs Its Oceans

A fascinating explanation of the complex relationship between the oceans and atmosphere --and how that balance makes the planet function.


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Glacial Moraines

Evidence for ancient glaciers and their rocky deposits conflicted with the 18th century's Biblical perspective

What Mathematicians Reveal about Gerrymandering

Finally, an explanation of how votiing districts can be unfairly sliced and diced

Cosmic Evolution

From the beginning of the universe to complex life: an explanation of the development of the cosmos

Antarctic Fishes: Models for Climate Change and Human Disease

How the unique "antifreeze" blood and skeletal mutations of the Antarctic Icefishes provide insights into both climate change adaptations and human disease

Art and Nature: A Special Exhibit

Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."


Earthquakes occur somewhere, every day. Can they be predicted?

Eye-to-Eye with Climate Change in the Ocean

Saving the oceans is an urgent matter...

Brain Map: How the Brain Orchestrates Motion

The awesome brain work necessary for picking up a pencil

Environmental Toxins and the Brain

Many common toxins in the environment significantly harm the fetal brain

The D-Lab at MIT: Engineering by and for Developing Nations

An award-winning MIT lab engineers practical necessities for impoverished nations

Cooler Smarter

A co-author of the new book from the Union of Concerned Scientists describes how individuals can substantially reduce their carbon footprints while creating a healthy lifestyle...

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Julie Guthman, Ph.D.

A prize-winning author's books on Big Agriculture

Featured Guest

Meet Elena D'Onghia, PhD

An astrophysicist who investigates dark matter in galaxies