Science plays a vital role in maintaining today's global community. Citizens everywhere need reliable information about food, health, natural resources, environment, climate change and other issues. We also need to understand our planet and the universe beyond. This website contains resources and videos featuring outstanding scientists --reliable information meant to promote science literacy.
71 percent of Americans now believe global warming is happening; 47 percent are "very sure"; 54 percent believe that it is human-caused This is significant increase since 2015
a 2014 comparison of science literacy across a number of nations: What Americans Don't Know about Science
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?
A very exciting investigation of the possible role of ultraviolet radiation in the emergence of life --on Earth and elsewhere
Astronomer Joan Najita explains the challenge of understanding how planetary systems are created.
How stars and their planetary systems form, and what the New Horizons mission to Pluto will reveal about the "fossil record" of our own solar system
a visit to the Barabási Lab at Northeastern University to learn how scale-free complex networks affect scientific perspectives
Reconstructing the relationship between biological evolution and geology, climate, environment
The Cziczo Lab at MIT investigates the particles that form clouds and the vital role of clouds in climate change
A discussion of the exceptionally well-documented climate change in Massachusetts
What we can do to speed up the transition to renewable energy, despite Big Oil's well funded resistance
Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another