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.
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?
The many demands on emergency room staff include effective communication with highly stressed patients. This researcher seeks best approaches for communicating with the mentally ill in ER situations.
The challenges of research on medical marijuana, as experienced by a UMass-Amherst scientist.
Harvard's Law School Environmental Clinic shows us how we can use the law to save our environment
How realistic is the time-travel concept and how would time machines work?
Remarkable nano-tech devices for medicine and environment
An important critique of geoengineering, including cautions about misinformation
Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) concealed for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.
An international authority on the dual impacts of climate change and environmental destruction discusses the urgent need for a restorative development policy.
Can the great Himalaya ecosystem adapt to the dual assault of rapid development and climate change?
Endocrine disruptors such as BPA cause developmental problems and disease. How does this damage occur?
The potential danger of long-term use of ADHD drugs
Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."
An author-activist urges public engagement to ensure the transition to renewable energy
An essential resource for those who are committed to a better, healthier environment, and excellent tips for significantly reducing individual, household and workplace energy costs.