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

What's Happening at the Large Hadron Collider

The 2018 update on the work at the Large Hadron Collider. Markus Klute

How the Brain Produces Language --and What Can Go Wrong

The science of neural networks reveals the awesome complexity of normal speech production and also brings help for language disorders. Frank Guenther

Cell Architecture: Self-Organization and Scaling

A cell's size and the proportions of its components are strictly determined, but where do the rules come from? Scientists are still trying to figure that out. Jané Kondev

The Role of Oceans in Climate

A visit to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to learn how researchers investigate the dynamic relationship between oceans and climate............... Amala Mahadevan

Accelerated Climate Change: Can Nature Adapt?

Changes in habitat and breeding patterns due to rapid climate change.......... Richard Primack

The Impact of Air Pollution on Health

Jonathan Levy of Boston University School of Public Health describes how urban air pollutants such as vehicle exhaust affect our health.

Creating and Testing Vaccines

The amazing mechanisms by which viruses infect cells and the challenge of developing effective vaccines. Forian Douam

Innovations in Clean Water Technology

Desalination offers a solution to the water shortage problem... John Lienhard V

Designing Sustainable Urban Development

How the world-class Sustainable Design Lab at MIT combines architecture, engineering, physics --and creative genius-- to design the optimal urban environment. Christoph Reinhart

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Richard Primack, Ph.D.

Professor Primack's innovative textbooks incorporate information relevant to specific regions where the texts are used

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Meet Tanya Smith, PhD

An expert on reconstructing individual histories through fossil teeth