Probing Exoplanet Atmospheres

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

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

Understanding How Life Began

Molecules in meteorites met with an optimal chemical environment on Earth. Alonso Ricardo

Antarctic Fishes: Models for Climate Change and Human Disease

How the unique "antifreeze" blood and skeletal mutations of the Antarctic Icefishes provide insights into both climate change adaptations and human disease. H. William Detrich, III

How Glaciers Affect Earth and Climate

An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change. Jack Ridge

Understanding Coastal Ecosystems

A visit to the Helmuth Lab to learn how scientists investigate effects of changing climate on coastal ecosystems. Brian Helmuth

What Should We Talk about When We Talk about Health?

A comprehensive approach to public health: the body, the environment, the culture, the conditions. Sandro Galea

Psychotropic Drugs and Children

The real dangers of psychotropic drugs that are routinely prescribed for children. Robert Whitaker

Public Acceptance of Wind Energy in Massachusetts: Factors, Implications

Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another. Maria Petrova

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

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Robert Whitaker

One of the best sources on overprescribing and the serious long-range effects of many psychotropic drugs

Featured Guest

Meet Miaki Ishii, Ph.D.

A seismologist whose research is on the cutting edge of investigations of the deep Earth