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August 21: When Industry Hides the Facts about Toxins

Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) concealed for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.


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Archaea: The Third Domain

Biologists disputed the classification of "extremophiles" for 20 years, despite the evidence.

History of the Universe in One Hour

From the Big Bang to parallel universes...

What Mathematicians Reveal about Gerrymandering

Finally, an explanation of how votiing districts can be unfairly sliced and diced

Infinitely Small to Infinitely Great: The Search for Microbial Life on Other Worlds

All about a collaboration among ocean and space scientists that will advance our understanding of other ocean worlds, such as Enceladus and Europa.

Infant Fossil Teeth: Clues to Ancient Human Development

Ancient infant teeth reveal the importance of weaning patterns in human evolution

How Glaciers Affect Earth and Climate

An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change

Sustainability Science: Biodiversity and Community

The distinguished ecologist Kamal Bawa talks about his new book on the Himalayas, his research, and his ATREE institute

The Issue of Psychiatric Drugs

Medications that are effective initially can cause very serious problems later

Public Health: A Deeper Perspective

An explanation of how environment, community, class, and other factors must be included in public health

Science Outreach Programs for Youth

How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science

Public Acceptance of Wind Energy in Massachusetts: Factors, Implications

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

Today's Featured Contributors

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Sanjoy Mahajan, Ph.D.

An enlightened approach to learning mathematics -and thinking mathematically

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Meet Jeff Deyette

An expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists who calculates how individuals can contribute to energy efficiency