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 many demands on emergency room staff include effective communication with highly stressed patients. This researcher seeks best approaches for communicating with the mentally ill in ER situations.
The challenges of research on medical marijuana, as experienced by a UMass-Amherst scientist.
A fascinating explanation of the complex relationship between the oceans and atmosphere --and how that balance makes the planet function.
An update on the work at the Large Hadron Collider.
The anti-science mentality and policies threaten public health, environment, and safety --and also our progress in many scientific fields.
New insights about dark matter, primordial black holes, and gravitational waves.
New approaches and new technologies offer fresh understanding of antibiotic resistance, and real solutions to the problem.
What caused Earth's five mass extinctions --and are we headed for a sixth?
More than one in five Americans now takes a psychiatric medication. But long-term results are poor. A major author on the subject discusses more effective initiatives.
All about a collaboration among ocean and space scientists that will advance our understanding of other ocean worlds, such as Enceladus and Europa.
How the unprecedented loss of biodiversity impacts human health
Ancient diatom fossils provide clues to the adaptability of these vital organisms in the deep past, and can help predict plankton survival in the present climate change.
How a combination of innovative conservation techniques and involvement of local villages is combating damage in the Himalayas
Visual representation is essential for the communication of science concepts and data
Many nations prohibit GMO foods, but the US doesn't even require labeling. What can science tell us about GMOs?
How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science
Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."