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Jan 15, Dr. Pamela Templer explains how scientists study forests and predict the impact of rising temperatures, decreasing snowpacks and other effects on New England's forest ecosystems.
Jan. 21. The unique features of the nano-scale make possible many innovations in medical research and medical applications. Sameer Sonkusale, DIrector of the Tufts University Nano Lab explains the advantages of the nano-scale and a number of recent nano-nnovations in medicine.
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?
Dec 12. Dr. Jon Levy of Boston University School of Public Health describes how urban air pollutants such as vehicle exhaust affect our health.
12/10/19 A visit to the Weng Lab at Whitehead Institute to learn how researchers exploit the mechanisms and molecules of plants contributing to medical innovations .
12/02/19 Most of the matter in the universe is invisible --and scientists still do not know what it is. This is a brief story of how the idea of dark matter was very slowly accepted.
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A description of exoplanet atmospheres and how scientists attempt to analyze these alien atmospheres. Alexandria Johnson
A report on the 2015 experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, now at unprecedented 13 TeV energy. Tulika Bose
Molecules in meteorites met with an optimal chemical environment on Earth. Alonso Ricardo
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
An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change. Jack Ridge
A visit to the Helmuth Lab to learn how scientists investigate effects of changing climate on coastal ecosystems. Brian Helmuth
A comprehensive approach to public health: the body, the environment, the culture, the conditions. Sandro Galea
The real dangers of psychotropic drugs that are routinely prescribed for children. Robert Whitaker
Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another. Maria Petrova
A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking. Phartiyal_Pallavi, Aaron Bernstein, William Moomaw, Andrew Rosenberg
One of the best sources on overprescribing and the serious long-range effects of many psychotropic drugs