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Jan. 21. The unique features of the nano-scale make possible many innovations in medical research and medical applications. Sameer Sonkusale, DIrector of the Tufts University Nano Lab explains the advantages of the nano-scale and a number of recent nano-nnovations in medicine.
Jan 15 Pamela Templer explains how scientists study forests and predict the impact of rising temperatures, decreasing snowpacks and other effects on New England's forest ecosystems.
12/12/19 Jonathan Levy of Boston University School of Public Health describes how urban air pollutants such as vehicle exhaust affect our health.
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When the LHC starts up again in 2015, what will scientists be looking for? Tulika Bose
An amazing 30+ year project and the discovery of two new Milky Way spiral arms. Thomas Dame
An investigation of the two major questions about the origin of life, and their relevance in search for life elsewhere in the universe. Zachary Adam
The acquisition of even one language is very complicated. But there are some --called hyperpolyglotals-- who learn dozens of languages. How does the brain do this? Evelina Fedorenko
Some ways to show how marine organisms actually experience climate change. Brian Helmuth
What modern seismologists are learning about the Earth's interior. Miaki Ishii
The potential danger of long-term use of ADHD drugs
An ingenious solution to the crisis of ineffective antibiotics is making headlines. Kim Lewis
Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another. Maria Petrova
Irrefutable evidence for why we should --and can-- transition to renewable energy without delay. Mara Prentiss