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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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Glacial Moraines

Evidence for ancient glaciers and their rocky deposits conflicted with the 18th century's Biblical perspective

A Front-Row Seat at the Big Bang: The LHC at CERN

The Large Hadron Collider probes the most fundamental level of nature...

Odd Couple: UV Radiation and the Origin of Life

A very exciting investigation of the possible role of ultraviolet radiation in the emergence of life --on Earth and elsewhere

Searching for Bio-Molecules

At the Summons Lab, scientists probe soil and rock samples from both ancient Earth and Mars for bio-molecules

The Human Genome Project

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

The Vital Role of Seagrass in Marine Ecosystems

A fascinating look at the vital role of seagrass in marine ecosystems

Communicating Climate Change Through Science and Technology

Some ways to show how marine organisms actually experience climate change

Brain Map: How the Brain Orchestrates Motion

The awesome brain work necessary for picking up a pencil

Nanotechnology Advances for Healthcare and Environment

Remarkable nano-tech devices for medicine and environment

"Green" Batteries for Renewable Energy: How About Rhubarb?

The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries

Science Outreach Programs for Youth

How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Mara Prentiss, Ph.D.

A prominent physicist makes a compelling case for shifting to alternative energy --now!

Featured Guest

Meet Amy Smith

The award-winning founder and director of the famous D-Lab at MIT