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Dark matter is believed to comprise five-sixths of the matter in the universe, but cannot be "seen." Now, however, technical innovations offer the potential for real observation and maybe new physics.

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Photon as Particle and Wave

The unexpected and unlikely nature of the photon was hard to believe

Mahajan Mathematics

A novel approach to teaching mathematics. Sanjoy Mahajan

Great Expectations: The Large Hadron Collider 2015

When the LHC starts up again in 2015, what will scientists be looking for? Tulika Bose

Scale-Free Complex Networks: Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D.

a visit to the Barabási Lab at Northeastern University to learn how scale-free complex networks affect scientific perspectives

How the Brain Produces Language --and What Can Go Wrong

The science of neural networks reveals the awesome complexity of normal speech production and also brings help for language disorders. Frank Guenther

How Glaciers Affect Earth and Climate

An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change. Jack Ridge

Corporate Science and Genetically Modified Foods

A leading expert and author on the issue of genetically modified foods explains the corporate resistance to labeling GM foods. Sheldon Krimsky

Harnessing the Bioelectric Potential of Cells for Regeneration

Can bioelectric signals in cells be exploited for regeneration of limbs and tissue? Michael Levin

Brain Map: How the Brain Orchestrates Motion

The awesome brain work necessary for picking up a pencil. Tamar Flash

Replacing Plastic: The Merits of Shrilk

Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."

Solar Energy the Third Way

Efficient production of solar energy with solar thermo-electric generators (STEGs)... Gang Chen

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Sheldon Krimsky, Ph.D.

Professor Krimsky's excellent books represent a broad range of science-related issues

Featured Guest

Meet John H. Connor, PhD

A virus expert whose work reveals how viruses function and how they can be controlled