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Massive Galaxies: Where and How They Form

The investigation of how super-galaxies form is expected to provide insight into other mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy.

How Environmental Pollutants Impair Brain Development

A world authority on how environmental toxins affect brain development brings the evidence to the general public.

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Cosmos: Dark Matter, Dark Energy

Most of the mass of the universe is invisible and undetectable and is known only by its effects....

Life: Quasi-Life

Viruses, prions, bacteriophages ... all behave like living organisms but are not quite alive...

DDT Poisoning

A poison that was initially considered a solution to disease-bearing insects and harmless to humans and animals became lethal

Massive Galaxies: Where and How They Form

The investigation of how super-galaxies form is expected to provide insight into other mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy.

How Solar Systems Form: Puzzles and Possibilities

Astronomer Joan Najita explains the challenge of understanding how planetary systems are created.

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.

Infant Fossil Teeth: Clues to Ancient Human Development

Ancient infant teeth reveal the importance of weaning patterns in human evolution

Clive Hamilton Talks about the Geoengineering Issue

A major ethicist and author talks about the geoengineering issue and his new book on that topic, Earthmasters

Journey to the Center of the Earth

What modern seismologists are learning about the Earth's interior

How Environmental Pollutants Impair Brain Development

A world authority on how environmental toxins affect brain development brings the evidence to the general public.

How TB Bacteria Evade Treatment

TB cells do not all respond to antibiotics. Discovering why is the key to effective treatment.

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

John Quackenbush, Ph.D.

A very engaging discussion of the human genome project by one of the researchers involved

Featured Guest

Meet Peter Girguis, PhD

A pioneer in the investigation of extreme life at the deep-sea hydrovents