Working Science

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.

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: The Big Bang

From the first moments of the universe to the formation of atoms ...

Life: Life beyond Earth

The basic chemical elements of life on Earth are the most abundant elements in the universe...Are the conditions right elsewhere?

Stars as Independent Worlds

Bruno was burned at the stake for asserting that the Sun was one of countless stars in an infinite universe

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

Two Paul Steinhardt Projects: The "Cyclic Universe" and "Quasicrystals"

One of our foremost physicists discusses two projects: the cyclic universe and quasicrystals

Conservation Lessons from Ice-Age Extinctions

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

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.

Restoration of Severely Contaminated Lands

Sometimes polluted land can be restored. Some case histories...

Sustainability Science: Biodiversity and Community

The distinguished ecologist Kamal Bawa talks about his new book on the Himalayas, his research, and his ATREE institute

Environmental Toxins and the Brain

Many common toxins in the environment significantly harm the fetal brain

The Issue of Psychiatric Drugs

Medications that are effective initially can cause very serious problems later

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

Public Acceptance of Wind Energy in Massachusetts: Factors, Implications

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

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

John Quackenbush, Ph.D.

A very engaging discussion of the human genome project by one of the researchers involved

Featured Guest

Meet Colleen Dalton, PhD

The most advanced research methods for investigating and predicting seismic activity