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.
How neuroscientists probe the neural mechanisms behind disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and other dysfunctions. Jill Crittenden.
Ecological systems are the archetypal complex systems. But they share common patterns and dynamics regardless of type or size -from microbial systems to rain forests. James O'Dwyer
The human body requires a gravity environment. So how do aerospace engineers plan for the colonization of space? Developing artificial gravity is a major objective. Ana Diaz Artiles
Climate change has brought ocean acidification and ocean acidification is a serious threat to shellfish. What can be done to save sealife? Louise Cameron
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 structure of a humble marine organism inspires mechanical engineers and architects in the design of skyscrapers, massive bridges and other challenging projects. Matheus Fernandes
Because of climate change, many regions are experiencing diseases introduced by unfamiliar insects, microbes, and other sources. This situation requires a new approach to training medical students. Gaurab Basu, M.D., MPH
The Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab produces cost-saving, practical innovations that make a real difference for developing nations: home-use desalination, drip irrigation -and many other solutions. Amos Winter
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One of our foremost physicists discusses two projects: the cyclic universe and quasicrystals
A report on the 2015 experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, now at unprecedented 13 TeV energy. Tulika Bose
At the Summons Lab, scientists probe soil and rock samples from both ancient Earth and Mars for bio-molecules. Roger Summons
Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."
What are the possibilities of extending human life and good health? David Stipp
Important insights into the brain from research on anesthesia, coma and sleep. Emery N. Brown
Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."
The award-winning D-Lab's unique approach to improving lives in the poorest nations. Amy Smith
A major textbook on conservation biology and a beautiful tribute to the ecology of the Himalayas