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 challenges of research on medical marijuana, as experienced by a UMass-Amherst scientist.
The Pioneer Valley Coral and Natural Sciences Institute has a two-fold mission: to research materials to marine scientists; and to provide opportunities for young learners to get hands-on laboratory experience.
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.
Structures and motions are governed by geometric rules.
The Large Hadron Collider probes the most fundamental level of nature...
A very exciting investigation of the possible role of ultraviolet radiation in the emergence of life --on Earth and elsewhere
A fascinating look at the vital role of seagrass in marine ecosystems
Some ways to show how marine organisms actually experience climate change
The awesome brain work necessary for picking up a pencil
Remarkable nano-tech devices for medicine and environment
The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries
How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science