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November 13: The Geometric Basis of Structure and Motion

Structures and motions are governed by geometric rules.

November 15: Dark Matter and Other Cosmic Mysteries

New insights about dark matter, primordial black holes, and gravitational waves.

November 27: The War on Science: What We Need to Do

The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields.

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Elements

The origin of the heavy elements was not understood until the 1950s

Cosmic Evolution

From the beginning of the universe to complex life: an explanation of the development of the cosmos

Einstein's Relativity

Einstein completely changed our understanding of the universe...

Mushrooms and Other Fungi: Their Role in Nature

A tour of the fascinating world of mushrooms. This is way beyond the supermarket.

Scale-Free Complex Networks: Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D.

a visit to the Barabási Lab at Northeastern University to learn how scale-free complex networks affect scientific perspectives

The Role of the Ocean in the Global Carbon Cycle

The complex relationship between marine life and the chemistry and circulation of oceans

Why We Need an International Plan on Climate Change

The long struggle to commit the international community to prepare for the worldwide climate crisis

How Environmental Pollutants Impair Brain Development

A world authority on how environmental toxins affect brain development brings the evidence to the general public.

The Electric Eye: A Visual Prosthesis

A major breakthrough in the restoration of vision

Replacing Plastic: The Merits of Shrilk

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

Innovations in Clean Water Technology

Desalination offers a solution to the water shortage problem...

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Aaron Bernstein, M.D.

The most significant collection of writings on biodiversity and health today

Featured Guest

Meet Andrew Kemp, Ph.D.

A researcher who represents the interdisiplinary approach to climate change