Renaissance Roots of Modern Science

From astrology to astronomy, from superstition to empirical investigation....... Toby Lester

Living in Space: Artificial Gravity and Bioastronautics

The human body requires a gravity environment. So how do aerospace engineers plan for the colonization of space? Developing artificial gravity is a major objective. Ana Diaz Artiles

The Human Genome Project

The challenge for genomic studies today is how to manage the vast collection of data. John Quackenbush

Earth Life and Weird Life

The compelling search for entirely new forms of life elsewhere in our solar system and the universe. David Toomey

Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate Change: Why Our Current Climate Is What It Is

Clouds are an essential component of the dynamics of climate change. Here's how that works. Daniel Cziczo

Creating Public Doubt about Scientific Facts

How vested interests have misled and confused the public over the years about many issues: DDT, tobacco, the ozone hole, environment, climate change. Naomi Oreskes

Revealing the Brain through States of Unconsciousness

Important insights into the brain from research on anesthesia, coma and sleep. Emery N. Brown

Breakthroughs in Nanotechnology

Advances in nanotechnology are revolutionizing medicine. A leader in the field describes recent developments and his commitment to making them available to a wide public. Sameer Sonkusale

Public Acceptance of Wind Energy in Massachusetts: Factors, Implications

Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another. Maria Petrova

Solar Energy the Third Way

Efficient production of solar energy with solar thermo-electric generators (STEGs)... Gang Chen

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Lee McIntyre, Ph.D.

A philosopher and author who investigates the tension between scientific reasoning and anti-reason

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"