Working Science

Searching for Bio-Molecules

At the Summons Lab, scientists probe soil and rock samples from both ancient Earth and Mars for bio-molecules

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: Voids in Space

Huge regions of apparent nothingness throughout the universe are full of surprises....

Life: Synthetic Life

Partly in order to understand its amazing complexity, and partly in order to advance medical therapies. So, how do you create a viable cell?

Neutrino

The idea of neutrinos was originally dismissed as "too remote from reality"

The Core of the Moon

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

Einstein's Relativity

Einstein completely changed our understanding of the universe...

What Happened to the Honeybees?

The decimation of honeybee colonies is also a public health warning about pesticides

The Jurassic Genome

Genetic material in ancient fossils yields an amazing profile of extinct organisms

Journey to the Center of the Earth

What modern seismologists are learning about the Earth's interior

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

Viruses: Threats in a Tiny Package

Viral infections that were once obscure are potentially global threats in a highly linked world. New tools are being deployed to identify and block these diseases.

The Youth Pill

What are the possibilities of extending human life and good health?

Cooler Smarter

A co-author of the new book from the Union of Concerned Scientists describes how individuals can substantially reduce their carbon footprints while creating a healthy lifestyle...

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

Mick Follows, Ph.D.

An interdisciplinary perspective on the biogeochemical relationships of ocean cycles

Featured Guest

Meet Colleen Dalton, PhD

The most advanced research methods for investigating and predicting seismic activity