Great Expectations: The Large Hadron Collider 2015

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

Mapping the Milky Way

An amazing 30+ year project and the discovery of two new Milky Way spiral arms. Thomas Dame

Enigmas of Life: Getting It Started and Becoming Complex

An investigation of the two major questions about the origin of life, and their relevance in search for life elsewhere in the universe. Zachary Adam

Language Acquisition: How Many Languages Can You Learn?

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? Evelina Fedorenko

Communicating Climate Change Through Science and Technology

Some ways to show how marine organisms actually experience climate change. Brian Helmuth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

What modern seismologists are learning about the Earth's interior. Miaki Ishii

Medicating ADHD: Diagnosis and the Long-Term Effects of the Medications

The potential danger of long-term use of ADHD drugs

Breakthrough in Antibiotics Resistance

An ingenious solution to the crisis of ineffective antibiotics is making headlines. Kim Lewis

Public Acceptance of Wind Energy in Massachusetts: Factors, Implications

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

There Is More Than Enough Renewable Energy

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

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D.

Reknowned for introducing a paradigm shift in the understanding of complex networks

Featured Guest

Meet Betul Kacar, Ph.D.

A dynamic researcher in the young field of paleogenomics reconstructs evolution