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 challenges of research on medical marijuana, as experienced by a UMass-Amherst scientist.
The Pioneer Valley Coral and Natural Sciences Institute has a two-fold mission: to research materials to marine scientists; and to provide opportunities for young learners to get hands-on laboratory experience.
Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."
Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) withheld for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.
A visit to the Alan Jasanoff Lab at MIT to learn how brain scientists are developing new techniques and devices to improve brain imaging.
Harvard's Law School Environmental Clinic shows us how we can use the law to save our environment
The acquisition of even one language is very complicated. But there are some --called hyperpolyglotals-- who learn dozens of languages. How does the brain do this?
An explanation of how modern genetics analysis confirms ancient human migrations, such as the Indo-Europeans
The science of neural networks reveals the awesome complexity of normal speech production and also brings help for language disorders.
Can bioelectric signals in cells be exploited for regeneration of limbs and tissue?
What are the possibilities of extending human life and good health?
The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries
A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking
An interdisciplinary perspective on the biogeochemical relationships of ocean cycles