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04/12 The accelerating Arctic and Antarctic glacial melts will affect sea levels and land masses in different areas of the globe --often far from the polar regions. Natalya Gomez
04/26 All about the evolution of the neural, speech and auditory apparatus of human language, the Neanderthal language controversy, and the distinction between human language and animal communication systems. Philip Lieberman
05/03 A warming climate led to the emergence of grasslands, which led to major evolutionary changes. Aly Baumgartner
05/10 Healthy soil depends on healthy microbial ecosystems. These invisible communities have a complex relationship with the environment. Kristen DeAngelis
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
03/08 The gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars are providing unique information about the universe. Edo Berger
The dual role of socioeconomic background and a family of (BET) proteins in the disproportionate occurrence of certain cancers. Gerald V. Denis
Mounting evidence suggests a link between chemicals in consumer products and breast cancer.
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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?
A nanotechnology innovation designed to significantly improve production of solar energy. Gang Chen
Conversion to wind and solar power is entirely possible now in the U.S. Mara Prentiss
An author-activist urges public engagement to ensure the transition to renewable energy. Philip Warburg
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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 2018 update on the work at the Large Hadron Collider. Markus Klute
The science of neural networks reveals the awesome complexity of normal speech production and also brings help for language disorders. Frank Guenther
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
A visit to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to learn how researchers investigate the dynamic relationship between oceans and climate............... Amala Mahadevan
Changes in habitat and breeding patterns due to rapid climate change.......... Richard Primack
Jonathan Levy of Boston University School of Public Health describes how urban air pollutants such as vehicle exhaust affect our health.
The amazing mechanisms by which viruses infect cells and the challenge of developing effective vaccines. Forian Douam
Desalination offers a solution to the water shortage problem... John Lienhard V
How the world-class Sustainable Design Lab at MIT combines architecture, engineering, physics --and creative genius-- to design the optimal urban environment. Christoph Reinhart
Professor Primack's innovative textbooks incorporate information relevant to specific regions where the texts are used