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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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Continental Drift

The explanation for the geological relationship between continents was originally heresy

How Solar Systems Form: Puzzles and Possibilities

Astronomer Joan Najita explains the challenge of understanding how planetary systems are created.

The Grand Geometry of Nature

Mathematics everywhere: the deepest truths of Nature are mathematical

Exploring the Dark Matter of the Microbial World

All life depends on a microbial foundation. So does development of new antibiotics. But 99 percent of microbes are unknown.

The Potential Uses of Deep-Sea Microbes

A leader in the study of exotic microbes at hydrothermal vents explains the significance and the potential of these life forms

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

How ocean earthquakes generate tsunamis --and where tsunamis can occur

Atmosphere: Earth and Elsewhere

What an atmosphere is, what it does, how it changes --on Earth, elsewhere in our solar system and beyond

Nanotechnology in Medicine

A tour of some innovative medical nano-devices at the Tufts University Nano Lab

New Ways of Imaging the Brain

The Jasanoff Lab at MIT uses advanced approaches to imaging the brain. We visit the lab to see some examples.

Solar Thermoelectric Alternative Energy

A nanotech innovation to improve solar energy...

Energy Revolution!

Conversion to wind and solar power is possible now in the U.S.

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Robert Whitaker

One of the best sources on overprescribing and the serious long-range effects of many psychotropic drugs

Featured Guest

Meet Robert Simcoe, Ph.D.

An innovative astronomer and developer of cutting-edge instruments for optical/infra-red astronomy