Cosmic Evolution

From the beginning of the universe to complex life: an explanation of the development of the cosmos. Eric Chaisson

Natural Mathematics: Intuition and Insight

A visionary approach to teaching, learning --and discovering-- mathematics. Sanjoy Mahajan

Nectar, Pollen and the Health of Bees

Nectar and pollen are sources of food for bees, but some of these sources may also help to reduce certain pathogens.

How the Brain Produces Language --and What Can Go Wrong

The science of neural networks reveals the awesome complexity of normal speech production and also brings help for language disorders. Frank Guenther

Eye-to-Eye with Climate Change in the Ocean

Saving the oceans is an urgent matter... Les Kaufman

Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate Change: Why Our Current Climate Is What It Is

Clouds are an essential component of the dynamics of climate change. Here's how that works. Daniel Cziczo

Revealing the Brain through States of Unconsciousness

Important insights into the brain from research on anesthesia, coma and sleep. Emery N. Brown

Brain Map: How the Brain Orchestrates Motion

The awesome brain work necessary for picking up a pencil. Tamar Flash

Fracking: The Facts and Issues

A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking. Phartiyal_Pallavi, Aaron Bernstein, William Moomaw, Andrew Rosenberg

Renewable Energy Progress --Despite Resistance from the Fossil Fuel Industry

What we can do to speed up the transition to renewable energy, despite Big Oil's well funded resistance. Jeff Deyette

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

David R. Montgomery, Ph.D.

A major geologist who connects the relationship between rocks and life

Featured Guest

Meet Matthew Powner, PhD

A researcher whose award-winning work on the origin of life receives a great deal of attention