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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?
Despite great medical accomplishments in ancient civilizations, then medical advances from the 17th century on, the connection between germs and disease was unknown.
Jan. 21. The unique features of the nano-scale make possible many innovations in medical research and medical applications. Sameer Sonkusale, DIrector of the Tufts University Nano Lab explains the advantages of the nano-scale and a number of recent nano-nnovations in medicine.
Jan 15 Pamela Templer explains how scientists study forests and predict the impact of rising temperatures, decreasing snowpacks and other effects on New England's forest ecosystems.
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Nov 06 The first in our new video series about major scientific discoveries that were not immediately accepted
New insights about dark matter, primordial black holes, and gravitational waves. Julian B. Munoz
The compelling search for entirely new forms of life elsewhere in our solar system and the universe. David Toomey
a visit to the Barabási Lab at Northeastern University to learn how scale-free complex networks affect scientific perspectives
Endocrine disruptors such as BPA cause developmental problems and disease. How does this damage occur? Ana Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein
Many nations prohibit GMO foods, but the US doesn't even require labeling. What can science tell us about GMOs? Sheldon Krimsky
An evolutionary toxicologist considers why some organisms adapt to our toxic world while others do not.