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.
03/08 The gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars is a unique source of information for astronomers. Edo Berger
03/22 Designing a wearable device to study brain function and dysfunction, with a goal of precise therapeutic interventions to treat neurodegenerative diseases Shawn Kelly
02/22 The dual role of socioeconomic background and a family of (BET) proteins in the disproportionate occurrence of certain cancers. Gerald V. Denis
The amazing mechanisms by which viruses infect cells and the challenge of developing effective vaccines. Forian Douam
Mathematics is the foundation of everything in Nature: structures, dynamics, processes --everything. Understanding that foundation changes our perception and appreciation of Nature. L. Mahadevan
Mounting evidence suggests a link between chemicals in consumer products and breast cancer.
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?
Ocean currents transport heat and cold around the globe, affecting weather and climate, and delivering nutrients to marine life. How does the accelerating climate change impact this vital system? Amy Bower
Irrefutable evidence for why we should --and can-- transition to renewable energy without delay. Mara Prentiss
An important critique of geoengineering, including cautions about misinformation. Daniel Cziczo
Your generous donations help to support our mission.
Science for the Public is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is
A report on the 2015 experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, now at unprecedented 13 TeV energy. Tulika Bose
Mathematician L. Mahadevan describes how nature, science and art intersect. It will change your entire perspective.
The excess CO2 in Earth's atmosphere will remain for hundreds of years. An atmospheric scientist explains the need to reduce that excess as we shift to renewable energy. Daniel Cziczo
Sea-level patterns over 2000 years and the situation now. Andrew Kemp
Medications that are effective initially can cause very serious problems later. Robert Whitaker
Visual representation is essential for the communication of science concepts and data. Bang Wong
An award-winning MIT lab engineers practical necessities for impoverished nations. Amy Smith
The structure of a humble marine organism inspires mechanical engineers and architects in the design of skyscrapers, massive bridges and other challenging projects. Matheus Fernandes
A philosopher and author who investigates the tension between scientific reasoning and anti-reason