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November 27: The War on Science: What We Need to Do

The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields.


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Archaea: The Third Domain

Biologists disputed the classification of "extremophiles" for 20 years, despite the evidence.

Probing Exoplanet Atmospheres

A description of exoplanet atmospheres and how scientists attempt to analyze these alien atmospheres.

The Tumultuous Milky Way and Its Satellite Galaxies

How do spiral galaxies like our Milky Way form?

Conservation Lessons from Ice-Age Extinctions

Was there a human factor in the Ice Age extinctions of large mammals?

The Human Genome Project

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

Communicating Climate Change Through Science and Technology

Some ways to show how marine organisms actually experience climate change

Ecological and Psychological Perspectives on Climate Change

Factors that influence the way people think about climate change

Genetics and Social Responsibility

A distinguished leader in genetic research discusses his dual commitment to science and ethics.

How Delayed Release of Industry Data on Chemical Toxicity Impacts Health

Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) withheld for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.

The D-Lab at MIT: The People's Engineering Team

The award-winning D-Lab's unique approach to improving lives in the poorest nations

Cooler Smarter

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...

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Seth Lloyd

A leader in the development of quantum computers explains, in this book, his model of the universe as a quantum computer

Featured Guest

Meet Susanne Freidberg, PhD

One of the most prominent researchers on the impact of large-scale and global food production