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.
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 many demands on emergency room staff include effective communication with highly stressed patients. This researcher seeks best approaches for communicating with the mentally ill in ER situations.
The challenges of research on medical marijuana, as experienced by a UMass-Amherst scientist.
Harvard's Law School Environmental Clinic shows us how we can use the law to save our environment
How realistic is the time-travel concept and how would time machines work?
Remarkable nano-tech devices for medicine and environment
An important critique of geoengineering, including cautions about misinformation
Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) concealed for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.
All about a collaboration among ocean and space scientists that will advance our understanding of other ocean worlds, such as Enceladus and Europa.
Ancient infant teeth reveal the importance of weaning patterns in human evolution
An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change
The distinguished ecologist Kamal Bawa talks about his new book on the Himalayas, his research, and his ATREE institute
How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science
Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another
An enlightened approach to learning mathematics -and thinking mathematically