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 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.
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
Deep cosmic surveys hope to explain the mysterious accelerating expansion of the universe. That search considers dark energy, dark matter, gravity.
An amazing 30+ year project and the discovery of two new Milky Way spiral arms
An expert on climate change policy explains the coming global challege and the role of public commitment.
Soil is essential for life on Earth, and life greatly enriches soil. How did the pedosphere evolve, what makes it dynamic, and how can we save it?
Visual representation is essential for the communication of science concepts and data
Determining the relationship between environmental contaminants and the global increase in autism