Working Science

Using Genetics to Trace Human History

An explanation of how modern genetics analysis confirms ancient human migrations, such as the Indo-Europeans

Recent Events

How Restorative Development Can Address Climate Change

An international authority on the dual impacts of climate change and environmental destruction discusses the urgent need for a restorative development policy.

Resistance to New Ideas

Many of the most important advances in scientific understanding were initially rejected or ignored.

The Need for Science Funding

In an era of global science, other nations are increasing their science budgets. Why aren't we?

Cosmos: Galaxies

Stars formed in clusters in the huge clouds that became the early galaxies...

Life: Defining Life

The fine line between animate and inanimate, and between quasi-life and life. ....

Spectral Analysis

The correct interpretation of light spectra from stars was presented by a young researcher whose evidence was initially rejected.

Mathematics and the Multiverse

Max Tegmark discusses the topic of his book: the multiverse and how reality is mathematical

Natural Mathematics: Intuition and Insight

A visionary approach to teaching, learning --and discovering-- mathematics

Our Robots, Ourselves

The author of "Our Robots, Ourselves" discusses the limits of robot autonomy

Leaving It Up to Chance: How Cells Make Decisions

Cells make decisions that turn out to be random. Professor Kondev explains the implications of that surprising discovery.

The Role of Oceans in Climate

A visit to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to learn how researchers investigate the dynamic relationship between oceans and climate

How Plankton Blooms Absorb CO2

What triggers the sudden massive plankton blooms that we depend on?

Harnessing the Bioelectric Potential of Cells for Regeneration

Can bioelectric signals in cells be exploited for regeneration of limbs and tissue?

Conflicting Science on the Safety of Genetically Modified Food

Many nations prohibit GMO foods, but the US doesn't even require labeling. What can science tell us about GMOs?

Renewable Energy Progress --Despite Resistance from the Fossil Fuel Industry

What we can do to speed up the transition to renewable energy, despite Big Oil's well funded resistance

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?

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

David Kaiser, Ph.D.

Outstanding resources on the relationship between physics, history and culture

Featured Guest

Meet Matthew Powner, PhD

A researcher whose award-winning work on the origin of life receives a great deal of attention