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March 26: Innovative Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance

New approaches and new technologies offer fresh understanding of antibiotic resistance, and real solutions to the problem.

April 9: Mass Extinctions

What caused Earth's five mass extinctions --and are we headed for a sixth?

April 23: Psychiatric Drugs: Why They Often Fail Us Over Long Term

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.


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Spectral Analysis

The correct interpretation of light spectra from stars was presented by a young researcher whose evidence was initially rejected.

Looking for Signatures of Life on Mars

Was there ever life on Mars? How do scientists search for and analyze possible clues?

Renaissance Roots of Modern Science

From astrology to astronomy, from superstition to empirical investigation....

Infinitely Small to Infinitely Great: The Search for Microbial Life on Other Worlds

All about a collaboration among ocean and space scientists that will advance our understanding of other ocean worlds, such as Enceladus and Europa.

The Human Genome Project

The challenge for genomic studies today is how to manage the vast collection of data

Impact of Climate Change on Birds and Plants of Massachusetts

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

Saving the Himalayas

Can the great Himalaya ecosystem adapt to the dual assault of rapid development and climate change?

Beyond the Gene: Epigenetics Revealed

New understanding of the complex relationship between genes and the epigenome

Public Health: A Deeper Perspective

An explanation of how environment, community, class, and other factors must be included in public health

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?

Solar Thermoelectric Alternative Energy

A nanotech innovation to improve solar energy...

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Charles Langmuir, Ph.D.

A major text on the deep relationship between life and planetary environment

Featured Guest

Meet Kamaljit Bawa, PhD

A world leader in conservation biology and founder of ATREE