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.
There is an urgent effort to locate microbe candidates for new antibiotics. Here's why the search and cultivation are so difficult.
A combination of climate change, commercial fishing, and trade now threaten basic health in many developing nations
An explanation of how modern genetics analysis confirms ancient human migrations, such as the Indo-Europeans
An investigation of the two major questions about the origin of life, and their relevance in search for life elsewhere in the universe
Deep cosmic surveys hope to explain the mysterious accelerating expansion of the universe. That search considers dark energy, dark matter, gravity.
How stars and their planetary systems form, and what the New Horizons mission to Pluto will reveal about the "fossil record" of our own solar system
Ancient infant teeth reveal the importance of weaning patterns in human evolution
Two young scientists at the famous Jack Szostak Lab explain research issues
Can bioelectric signals in cells be exploited for regeneration of limbs and tissue?
Many nations prohibit GMO foods, but the US doesn't even require labeling. What can science tell us about GMOs?
Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another
Conversion to wind and solar power is possible now in the U.S.
A very engaging discussion of the human genome project by one of the researchers involved