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.
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.
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.
Structures and motions are governed by geometric rules.
How the unique "antifreeze" blood and skeletal mutations of the Antarctic Icefishes provide insights into both climate change adaptations and human disease
Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."
An award-winning MIT lab engineers practical necessities for impoverished nations
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...