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.
07/19 A carbon capture innovation that can produce useful, products, including non-polluting transportation fuels. Sami Khan
08/23 In his latest book for the general public, an esteemed geologist makes the dramatic history of our planet accessible to all --at a time when we must save the Earth. Andrew Knoll
06/14 Seagrasses feed and protect many marine species. They stabilize shorelines. They reduce ocean acidification. Can seagrasses endure ocean warming? Barnabas Daru
06/07 A discussion about the recent Muon g-2 experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) and also Fermilab's work on the upgrade of the CMS project at CERN. Steve Nahn and James Mott
05/10 Healthy soil depends on healthy microbial ecosystems. These invisible communities have a complex relationship with the environment. Kristen DeAngelis
Mounting evidence suggests a link between chemicals in consumer products and breast cancer.
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?
Many nations prohibit GMO foods, but the US doesn't even require labeling. What can science tell us about GMOs? Sheldon Krimsky
Because of climate change, many regions are experiencing diseases introduced by unfamiliar insects, microbes, and other sources. This situation requires a new approach to training medical students. Gaurab Basu, M.D., MPH
From ancient traditions to modern pharmaceutical labs, certain plants have been valued for their therapeutic qualities. The Weng Lab analyzes the unique chemistry --and evolution-- of such plants. Jing-Ke Weng
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From astrology to astronomy, from superstition to empirical investigation....... Toby Lester
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
Clouds are an essential component of the dynamics of climate change. Here's how that works. Daniel Cziczo
How vested interests have misled and confused the public over the years about many issues: DDT, tobacco, the ozone hole, environment, climate change. Naomi Oreskes
Important insights into the brain from research on anesthesia, coma and sleep. Emery N. Brown
Advances in nanotechnology are revolutionizing medicine. A leader in the field describes recent developments and his commitment to making them available to a wide public. Sameer Sonkusale
Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another. Maria Petrova
Efficient production of solar energy with solar thermo-electric generators (STEGs)... Gang Chen
A philosopher and author who investigates the tension between scientific reasoning and anti-reason