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January 23: Why the Earth Needs Its Oceans

A fascinating explanation of the complex relationship between the oceans and atmosphere --and how that balance makes the planet function.

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Big Bang

A theory we acept today was originally rejected by most physicists

Mapping the Heavens

A look at how major ideas in science are often initially resisted, and a view of the invisible cosmos

Great Expectations: The Large Hadron Collider 2015

When the LHC starts up again in 2015, what will scientists be looking for?

The Evolution of Photosynthesis

How photosynthesis --and life-- emerged in Earth's ancient chemical environment

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

Impact of Climate Change on Birds and Plants of Massachusetts

A discussion of the exceptionally well-documented climate change in Massachusetts

Saving the Himalayas

Can the great Himalaya ecosystem adapt to the dual assault of rapid development and climate change?

Psychotropic Drugs and Children

The real dangers of psychotropic drugs that are routinely prescribed for children

Revealing the Brain through States of Unconsciousness

Important insights into the brain from research on anesthesia, coma and sleep

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.

There Is More Than Enough Renewable Energy

Irrefutable evidence for why we should --and can-- transition to renewable energy without delay

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Julie Guthman, Ph.D.

A prize-winning author's books on Big Agriculture

Featured Guest

Meet Andrew Kurtz, Ph.D.

An expert on the science of the soil and how climate change and other forces affect the "skin of the Earth"