Reconstructing the Inaccessible Cosmic Dawn

12/06/22 The only way to understand the emergence of the earliest structures in the universe is through complex computer simulations. Here's how they are created and tested. Mark Vogelsberger

Massive Galaxies: Where and How They Form

04/14/2014 The investigation of how super-galaxies form is expected to provide insight into other mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy. Arjun Dey

How the Brain Produces Language --and What Can Go Wrong

11/17/15 The science of neural networks reveals the awesome complexity of normal speech production and also brings help for language disorders. Frank Guenther

Ancient Environmental Shifts and Evolution

05/03/21 A warming climate led to the emergence of grasslands, which led to major evolutionary changes. Aly Baumgartner

Making a Global Plan for Climate Change

03/29/16 An expert on climate change policy explains the coming global challege and the role of public commitment. Henrik Selin

The Menace of Agrochemicals

10/18/21 A prominent researcher-author-public advocate discusses the environmental and health issues of agrochemicals, especially glyphosate (Roundup). Sheldon Krimsky

The Electric Eye: A Visual Prosthesis

10/26/10 A major breakthrough in the restoration of vision. Shawn Kelly

Spillover! Virus Transmission from Animals-to-Humans

07/14/21 Many viruses, including coronaviruses such as covid-19, originate in wild animals. Understanding the transfer and infection process is a major concern in medical science today. Jonathan Runstadler

Fracking: The Facts and Issues

11/12/13 A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking. Phartiyal_Pallavi, Aaron Bernstein, William Moomaw, Andrew Rosenberg

Science Outreach Programs for Youth

10/16/12 How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science. Irene Porro

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Clive Hamilton, Ph.D.

An international spokesman for the environment, for alternative energy to replace fossil fuels, and a rational public policy

Featured Guest

James Mott, Ph.D.

A physicist who was involved in developing the custom electronics for the famous Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment.