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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?
Cancelled 03/16 due to virus shutdowns. Will reschedule and post info here. To tackle the problem of coronaviruses, it is necessary to understand how they originate and how they infect their victims.
Cancelled 03/16 due to virus shutdowns. Will reschedule and post info here. Jennie Rheuban of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution explains how the ocean acidification affects shellfish.
It took almost a century to determine if and how continents moved (continental drift). In the 1960s irrefutable evidence showed that tectonic plates caused regular shifts of the planet’s magnetic polarity, volcanoes and earthquakes -and the drift of continents.
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A leader in the study of exotic microbes at hydrothermal vents explains the significance and the potential of these life forms. Peter Girguis
a visit to the Barabási Lab at Northeastern University to learn how scale-free complex networks affect scientific perspectives
The effects of vehicle pollutants on the developing brain. Shakira Franco Suglia
A distinguished leader in genetic research discusses his dual commitment to science and ethics. Jon Beckwith
The cooling systems of power plants use an enormous percentage of our diminishing freshwater supply. What's the solution? John Rogers
Conversion to wind and solar power is entirely possible now in the U.S. Mara Prentiss
An interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of complexity in the cosmos -from subatomic particles to life