Science touches so many aspects of modern life that it’s hard to keep up. Through our programs and this website, Science for the Public provides up-to-date information about scientific innovations, discoveries, and issues that are shaping modern knowledge.
What's so important about an atmosphere? Find out here.
Many of the most important advances in scientific understanding were initially rejected or ignored.
In an era of global science, other nations are increasing their science budgets. Why aren't we?
The Pioneer Valley Coral and Natural Sciences Institute has a two-fold mission: to research materials to marine scientists; and to provide opportunities for young learners to get hands-on laboratory experience.
The challenges of research on medical marijuana, as experienced by a UMass-Amherst scientist.
New insights about dark matter, primordial black holes, and gravitational waves.
Structures and motions are governed by geometric rules.
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?
Boston-area artists Susan Heideman and Michelle Lougee discuss their fascinating exhibit, "The Life of Forms."
The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields.
How the unprecedented loss of biodiversity impacts human health
The science of neural networks reveals the awesome complexity of normal speech production and also brings help for language disorders.
What an atmosphere is, what it does, how it changes --on Earth, elsewhere in our solar system and beyond
Harvard's Law School Environmental Clinic shows us how we can use the law to save our environment
The effects of vehicle pollutants on the developing brain
Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) withheld for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.
A splendid discussion of the initial resistance to --and ultimate acceptance of -- many fundamental concepts of modern astrophysics/astronomy