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Coastal Ecosystems and Climate Change

An international expert explains how coastal ecosystems function and how they are adjusting to current stresses

Working Science

Ocean Sediments: Earth's Deep Climate History

A leader in the international research on marine sediments explains how climate history is recorded in ocean sediments

Mahajan Mathematics

A novel approach to teaching mathematics

Understanding Viruses: The Connor Lab

The Connor Lab at Boston University is a leader in the effort to understand how viruses infect and how cells learn how to block infection

Resistance to New Ideas

Many of the most important advances in scientific understanding were initially rejected or ignored.

The Need for Science Funding

In an era of global science, other nations are increasing their science budgets. Why aren't we?

Cosmos: Galaxies

Stars formed in clusters in the huge clouds that became the early galaxies...

Life: Evolution and Extinction

The long reign of bacteria, the eventual branching and diversification, symbiogenesis, the dramatic mass extinctions and resurgence of life...

Asbestos

a fiber valued for its many practical applications has a long history of deadly impact

Mahajan Mathematics

A novel approach to teaching mathematics

Cosmic Evolution

From the beginning of the universe to complex life: an explanation of the development of the cosmos

How DNA is Folded in Cells and Why it Matters

How DNA is folded in the cell may shed light on cancer and other diseases

Leaving It Up to Chance: How Cells Make Decisions

Cells make decisions that turn out to be random. Professor Kondev explains the implications of that surprising discovery.

Ocean Sediments: Earth's Deep Climate History

A leader in the international research on marine sediments explains how climate history is recorded in ocean sediments

Coastal Ecosystems and Climate Change

An international expert explains how coastal ecosystems function and how they are adjusting to current stresses

Viruses: Threats in a Tiny Package

Viral infections that were once obscure are potentially global threats in a highly linked world. New tools are being deployed to identify and block these diseases.

Understanding Viruses: The Connor Lab

The Connor Lab at Boston University is a leader in the effort to understand how viruses infect and how cells learn how to block infection

Replacing Plastic: The Merits of Shrilk

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

Fracking: The Facts and Issues

A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

David Stipp

Clear and accurate information about the prospects for healthy aging

Featured Guest

Meet Joan Najita, PhD

A leading researcher on stellar disk formation discusses what astronomers now know --and don't know-- about the formation of solar systems