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.
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.
From the beginning of the universe to complex life: an explanation of the development of the cosmos
Astrophysicist and popular science author, Mario Livio, talks about his science, his writing, and his passion for art
The scientist who led the sequencing of the Y chromosome explains its evolution, its survival, and possible relationship to conditions and diseases that affect mostly males.
An ingenious solution to the crisis of ineffective antibiotics is making headlines
An author-activist urges public engagement to ensure the transition to renewable energy
The cooling systems of power plants use an enormous percentage of our diminishing freshwater supply. What's the solution?
An evolutionary toxicologist considers why some organisms adapt to our toxic world while others do not.