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 challenges of research on medical marijuana, as experienced by a UMass-Amherst scientist.
A solution for the demands of high tech computing: a memristor combines the functions of memory and computation, storing transient information about the signals passed through it.
A fascinating explanation of the complex relationship between the oceans and atmosphere --and how that balance makes the planet function.
An update on the work at the Large Hadron Collider.
The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields.
New insights about dark matter, primordial black holes, and gravitational waves.
New approaches and new technologies offer fresh understanding of antibiotic resistance, and real solutions to the problem.
What caused Earth's five mass extinctions --and are we headed for a sixth?
More than one in five Americans now takes a psychiatric medication. But long-term results are poor. A major author on the subject discusses more effective initiatives.
All about a collaboration among ocean and space scientists that will advance our understanding of other ocean worlds, such as Enceladus and Europa.
The challenge for genomic studies today is how to manage the vast collection of data
A discussion of the exceptionally well-documented climate change in Massachusetts
Can the great Himalaya ecosystem adapt to the dual assault of rapid development and climate change?