What's Up at the 2015 Large Hadron Collider

A report on the 2015 experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, now at unprecedented 13 TeV energy. Tulika Bose

Origami: Art and Science

Mathematician L. Mahadevan describes how nature, science and art intersect. It will change your entire perspective.

Conservation Lessons from Ice-Age Extinctions

Was there a human factor in the Ice Age extinctions of large mammals? ............ Sharon Levy

Understanding How Life Began

Molecules in meteorites met with an optimal chemical environment on Earth. Alonso Ricardo

What to Know about Geoengineering

The excess CO2 in Earth's atmosphere will remain for hundreds of years. An atmospheric scientist explains the need to reduce that excess as we shift to renewable energy. Daniel Cziczo

Our Rising Seas

Sea-level patterns over 2000 years and the situation now. Andrew Kemp

The Issue of Psychiatric Drugs

Medications that are effective initially can cause very serious problems later. Robert Whitaker

See What I Mean? Visualizing in Science

Visual representation is essential for the communication of science concepts and data. Bang Wong

The D-Lab at MIT: Engineering by and for Developing Nations

An award-winning MIT lab engineers practical necessities for impoverished nations. Amy Smith

From Sea-Sponge to Skyscraper: Bioinspired Engineering

The structure of a humble marine organism inspires mechanical engineers and architects in the design of skyscrapers, massive bridges and other challenging projects. Matheus Fernandes

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Lee McIntyre, Ph.D.

A philosopher and author who investigates the tension between scientific reasoning and anti-reason

Featured Guest

Meet Pamela Templer, Ph.D.

A prominent biogeoscientist who probes the relationship between climate change, forests and their creatures, and the soil