Two Paul Steinhardt Projects: The "Cyclic Universe" and "Quasicrystals"

One of our foremost physicists discusses two projects: the cyclic universe and quasicrystals

What's Up at the 2015 Large Hadron Collider

A report on the 2015 experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, now at unprecedented 13 TeV energy. Tulika Bose

Searching for Bio-Molecules

At the Summons Lab, scientists probe soil and rock samples from both ancient Earth and Mars for bio-molecules. Roger Summons

Art and Nature: A Special Exhibit

Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."

Earthquakes!

Earthquakes occur somewhere, every day. Can they be predicted, and if so, how? Colleen Dalton

Accelerated Climate Change: Can Nature Adapt?

Changes in habitat and breeding patterns due to rapid climate change.......... Richard Primack

The Youth Pill

What are the possibilities of extending human life and good health? David Stipp

Revealing the Brain through States of Unconsciousness

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

Replacing Plastic: The Merits of Shrilk

Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."

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. Amy Smith

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Kamaljit S. Bawa, Ph.D.

A major textbook on conservation biology and a beautiful tribute to the ecology of the Himalayas

Featured Guest

Meet Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH

A distinguished scientist who emphasizes the psychological as well as the physical impacts of disease, conflict, environment in the health of populatiions