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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?
A distinguished physician-researcher explains the many threats to children's health all over the world, and how millions of young lives are saved by the W.H.O. Davidson Hamer, M.D.
An explanation of atmospheric warming cycles over the eons, and the difference between those natural cycles and the present CO2 buildup. Daniel Cziczo
The universe is expanding at an incredible rate, and dark energy is thought to be the cause. Astronomers observe and measure this mystery with very sophisticated equipment. Paul Martini
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Science for the Public mini-series : They Didn't Believe It! Brief stories about science discoveries that were very slow to be accepted
How do scientists investigate exoplanet atmospheres --and what are they discovering? Mercedes Lopez-Morales
The persistence of the international wildlife trade is destructive for wildlife, ecosystems, environment, and human health. Maria Ivanova and Candace Famiglietti
Aaron Bernstein, M.D, MPH and author explains how the unprecedented loss of biodiversity impacts human health.
An important new book connects the dots between the role of microbes in healthy soil and in human health. David Montgomery and Anne Bikle
What modern seismologists are learning about the Earth's interior. Miaki Ishii
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. Sameer Sonkusale
The awesome brain work necessary for picking up a pencil. Tamar Flash
Irrefutable evidence for why we should --and can-- transition to renewable energy without delay. Mara Prentiss
A nanotechnology innovation designed to significantly improve production of solar energy. Gang Chen
An international expert on the mechanisms of antibiotics resistance and a leader in creating public awareness