A Front-Row Seat at the Big Bang: The LHC at CERN

The Large Hadron Collider probes the most fundamental level of nature... Steven Nahn

Quantum Computing, Quantum Biology

An exploration of the quantum realm in computation, the cosmos, and biology. Seth Lloyd

Language Acquisition: How Many Languages Can You Learn?

The acquisition of even one language is very complicated. But there are some --called hyperpolyglotals-- who learn dozens of languages. How does the brain do this? Evelina Fedorenko

The Evolution of Photosynthesis

How photosynthesis --and life-- emerged in Earth's ancient chemical environment. Tanja Bosak and Alexander Petroff

Why the Earth Needs Its Oceans

A fascinating explanation of the complex relationship between the oceans and atmosphere --and how that balance makes the planet function. Amala Mahadevan

Creating Public Doubt about Scientific Facts

How vested interests have misled and confused the public over the years about many issues: DDT, tobacco, the ozone hole, environment, climate change. Naomi Oreskes

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. John Connor

Long-Term Health Threats of BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors such as BPA cause developmental problems and disease. How does this damage occur? Ana Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein

Fracking: The Facts and Issues

A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking. Phartiyal_Pallavi, Aaron Bernstein, William Moomaw, Andrew Rosenberg

The Great Potential of Offshore WInd Farms

How effective are offshore wind farms in nations that have developed them, and why has the US been slow to recognize the enormous potential of this energy resource? NEU researcher Andrew Myers presents the facts.

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Paul Steinhardt, Ph.D.

An excellent resource on cosmology for the general reader, co-authored by one of the greatest theoretical physicists of our time

Featured Guest

Meet Frank Guenther, PhD

A scientist who combines engineering and neural science skills to develop a brain-computer interface