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New approaches and new technologies offer fresh understanding of antibiotic resistance, and real solutions to the problem.

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What caused Earth's five mass extinctions --and are we headed for a sixth?

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More than one in five Americans now takes a psychiatric medication. But long-term results are poor. A major author on the subject discusses more effective initiatives.


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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?

Mathematics and the Multiverse

Max Tegmark discusses the topic of his book: the multiverse and how reality is mathematical

Infinitely Small to Infinitely Great: The Search for Microbial Life on Other Worlds

All about a collaboration among ocean and space scientists that will advance our understanding of other ocean worlds, such as Enceladus and Europa.

Sustaining Life: Biodiversity and Human Health

How the unprecedented loss of biodiversity impacts human health

Plankton: The Humble Base of the Ocean Ecosystem

Ancient diatom fossils provide clues to the adaptability of these vital organisms in the deep past, and can help predict plankton survival in the present climate change.

New Paradigms of Conservation

How a combination of innovative conservation techniques and involvement of local villages is combating damage in the Himalayas

See What I Mean? Visualizing in Science

Visual representation is essential for the communication of science concepts and data

Conflicting Science on the Safety of Genetically Modified Food

Many nations prohibit GMO foods, but the US doesn't even require labeling. What can science tell us about GMOs?

Science Outreach Programs for Youth

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

Replacing Plastic: The Merits of Shrilk

Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

David Kaiser, Ph.D.

Outstanding resources on the relationship between physics, history and culture

Featured Guest

Meet Toby Lester

Acclaimed author of The Fourth Part of the World (2009) and Da Vinci’s Ghost (2012)