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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 destabilization of Earth's complex carbon cycle is associated with past mass extinctions. This mathematical model predicts a coming sixth mass extinction.
Nectar and pollen are sources of food for bees, but some of these sources may also help to reduce certain pathogens.
Author and philosopher Lee McIntyre discusses his newest book, The Scientific Attitude, and some of his earlier works. A timely subject!
David Toomey explains the surprising connections between the realm of science fiction and science fact, especially the ways in which sci-fi anticipated discoveries in real science.
Dark matter is believed to comprise five-sixths of the matter in the universe, but cannot be "seen." Now, however, technical innovations offer the potential for real observation and maybe new physics.
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A novel approach to teaching mathematics. Sanjoy Mahajan
When the LHC starts up again in 2015, what will scientists be looking for? Tulika Bose
a visit to the Barabási Lab at Northeastern University to learn how scale-free complex networks affect scientific perspectives
The science of neural networks reveals the awesome complexity of normal speech production and also brings help for language disorders. Frank Guenther
An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change. Jack Ridge
A leading expert and author on the issue of genetically modified foods explains the corporate resistance to labeling GM foods. Sheldon Krimsky
Can bioelectric signals in cells be exploited for regeneration of limbs and tissue? Michael Levin
The awesome brain work necessary for picking up a pencil. Tamar Flash
Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."
Efficient production of solar energy with solar thermo-electric generators (STEGs)... Gang Chen