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.
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 description of exoplanet atmospheres and how scientists attempt to analyze these alien atmospheres.
How do spiral galaxies like our Milky Way form?
Some ways to show how marine organisms actually experience climate change
Factors that influence the way people think about climate change
A distinguished leader in genetic research discusses his dual commitment to science and ethics.
Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) withheld for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.
The award-winning D-Lab's unique approach to improving lives in the poorest 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...
A leader in the development of quantum computers explains, in this book, his model of the universe as a quantum computer