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August 21: When Industry Hides the Facts about Toxins

Producers of perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) concealed for decades the facts about the health and environmental threats of these ubiquitous toxins.


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The concept that all matter is composed of an invisible but fundamental entity was resisted for a very long time.

Mahajan Mathematics

A novel approach to teaching mathematics

Probing the Large-Scale Universe

Deep cosmic surveys hope to explain the mysterious accelerating expansion of the universe. That search considers dark energy, dark matter, gravity.

The Human Genome Project

The challenge for genomic studies today is how to manage the vast collection of data

"Shocking" News from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents

In probably the most extreme environmment on Earth, organisms are thriving. Peter Girguis explains how.....

How Restorative Development Can Address Climate Change

An international authority on the dual impacts of climate change and environmental destruction discusses the urgent need for a restorative development policy.

Saving the Himalayas

Can the great Himalaya ecosystem adapt to the dual assault of rapid development and climate change?

Long-Term Health Threats of BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors such as BPA cause developmental problems and disease. How does this damage occur?

Medicating ADHD: Diagnosis and the Long-Term Effects of the Medications

The potential danger of long-term use of ADHD drugs

Replacing Plastic: The Merits of Shrilk

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

The Push for Renewable Energy

An author-activist urges public engagement to ensure the transition to renewable energy

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Jeff Deyette

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Meet Jeffrey Hughes, PhD

A major authority on space weather: solar cycles and coronal mass ejections