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Breakthrough in Antibiotics Resistance

An ingenious solution to the crisis of ineffective antibiotics is making headlines

Working Science

The Science of Clouds and Climate

The Cziczo Lab at MIT investigates the particles that form clouds and the vital role of clouds in climate change

Environmental Toxins and the Brain

Many common toxins in the environment significantly harm the fetal brain

Ocean Sediments: Earth's Deep Climate History

A leader in the international research on marine sediments explains how climate history is recorded in ocean sediments

Mahajan Mathematics

A novel approach to teaching mathematics

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

Resistance to New Ideas

Many of the most important advances in scientific understanding were initially rejected or ignored.

The Need for Science Funding

In an era of global science, other nations are increasing their science budgets. Why aren't we?

Cosmos: Black Holes

Paradoxical objects that underscore the mystery of the universe, black holes seem the ultimate destructive force, but may be essential to the stability of galaxies...

Life: Extreme Forms of Life

The discovery of organisms thriving in extreme temperatures and conditions deep undersea, deep in the Earth, deep in the ice suggests that life, once it emerges, is extraordinarily resilient..

Glacial Moraines

Evidence for ancient glaciers and their rocky deposits conflicted with the 18th century's Biblical perspective

The Core of the Moon

Did the ancient moon have a magnetic field like Earth's? And why do scientists need to know?

Great Expectations: The Large Hadron Collider 2015

When the LHC starts up again in 2015, what will scientists be looking for?

Sustaining Life: Biodiversity and Human Health

How the unprecedented loss of biodiversity impacts human health

Understanding How Life Began

Molecules in meteorites met with an optimal chemical environment on Earth

Accelerated Climate Change: Can Nature Adapt?

Changes in habitat and breeding patterns due to rapid climate change...

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

Beyond the Gene: Epigenetics Revealed

New understanding of the complex relationship between genes and the epigenome

Bionic Being: The New Prosthetics

In this extraordinary era almost any limb, organ or tissue can be replaced

Innovations in Clean Water Technology

Desalination offers a solution to the water shortage problem...

Science Outreach Programs for Youth

How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Aaron Bernstein, M.D.

The most significant collection of writings on biodiversity and health today

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Meet Javier Fernandez, PhD

A brilliant scientist who is developing innovative biodegradable and biocompatible materials for use in products and biomedical applications