Big Science from Little Stars

Red dwarfs provide vital information about galaxy evolution... Andrew West

A Front-Row Seat at the Big Bang: The LHC at CERN

The Large Hadron Collider probes the most fundamental level of nature.......... Steven Nahn

Language Acquisition: How Many Languages Can You Learn?

The acquisition of even one language is very complicated. But there are some --called hyperpolyglotals-- who learn dozens of languages. How does the brain do this? Evelina Fedorenko

The Evolution of Photosynthesis

How photosynthesis --and life-- emerged in Earth's ancient chemical environment. Tanja Bosak and Alexander Petroff

Communicating Climate Change Through Science and Technology

Some ways to show how marine organisms actually experience climate change. Brian Helmuth

Climate Change and Ocean Circulation Systems

Ocean currents transport heat and cold around the globe, affecting weather and climate, and delivering nutrients to marine life. How does the accelerating climate change impact this vital system? Amy Bower

Probing the Health Molecules of Plants: The Weng Lab at Whitehead Institute

A visit to the Weng Lab at Whitehead Institute to learn how researchers exploit the mechanisms and molecules of plants contributing to medical innovations. Jing-Ke Weng

Nanotechnology in Medicine

A tour of some innovative medical nano-devices at the Tufts University Nano Lab. Sameer Sonkusale

Public Acceptance of Wind Energy in Massachusetts: Factors, Implications

Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another. Maria Petrova

Designing Sustainable Urban Development

How the world-class Sustainable Design Lab at MIT combines architecture, engineering, physics --and creative genius-- to design the optimal urban environment. Christoph Reinhart

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Richard Primack, Ph.D.

Professor Primack's innovative textbooks incorporate information relevant to specific regions where the texts are used

Featured Guest

Meet Kim Lewis, Ph.D.

Developer of numerous innovations in antibiotics research, and especially noted for a 2014 breakthrough