Cosmic Evolution

From the beginning of the universe to complex life: an explanation of the development of the cosmos. Eric Chaisson

The Core of the Moon

Did the ancient moon have a magnetic field like Earth's? And why do scientists need to know? Benjamin Weiss

The Potential Uses of Deep-Sea Microbes

A leader in the study of exotic microbes at hydrothermal vents explains the significance and the potential of these life forms. Peter Girguis

Scale-Free Complex Networks: Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D.

a visit to the Barabási Lab at Northeastern University to learn how scale-free complex networks affect scientific perspectives

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

How ocean earthquakes generate tsunamis --and where tsunamis can occur. John Ebel

The Science of Clouds and Climate

The Cziczo Lab at MIT investigates the particles that form clouds and the vital role of clouds in climate change. Daniel Cziczo

Traffic Pollution and Child Cognition

The effects of vehicle pollutants on the developing brain. Shakira Franco Suglia

Genetics and Social Responsibility

A distinguished leader in genetic research discusses his dual commitment to science and ethics. Jon Beckwith

Power Plants and the Freshwater Crisis

The cooling systems of power plants use an enormous percentage of our diminishing freshwater supply. What's the solution? John Rogers

Energy Revolution!

Conversion to wind and solar power is entirely possible now in the U.S. Mara Prentiss

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Eric Chaisson, Ph.D.

An interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of complexity in the cosmos -from subatomic particles to life

Featured Guest

Meet Scott Kenyon, Ph.D.

A very engaging authority on planet formation, binary star systems, and runaway stars