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.
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 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.
Deep cosmic surveys hope to explain the mysterious accelerating expansion of the universe. That search considers dark energy, dark matter, gravity.
Astronomer Joan Najita explains the challenge of understanding how planetary systems are created.
Reconstructing the relationship between biological evolution and geology, climate, environment
How DNA is folded in the cell may shed light on cancer and other diseases
Clouds and the particles they contain are essential information for climate science. Here's how scientists gather and decipher that information.
An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change
A prominent physicist makes a compelling case for shifting to alternative energy --now!