Mapping the Milky Way

An amazing 30+ year project and the discovery of two new Milky Way spiral arms

Dark Matter in the Universe

Some mysterious, invisible stuff is holding galaxies together

The Potential Uses of Deep-Sea Microbes

A leader in the study of exotic microbes at hydrothermal vents explains the significance and the potential of these life forms

Scale-Free Complex Networks: Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D.

a visit to the Barabási Lab at Northeastern University to learn how scale-free complex networks affect scientific perspectives

Deep-Sea Volcanoes

Scientists are now able to study in detail the dynamic volcanic activity of the deep ocean ridges. This is a description of what scientists are learning.

Restoration of Severely Contaminated Lands

Sometimes polluted land can be restored. Some case histories...

Public Health: A Deeper Perspective

An explanation of how environment, community, class, and other factors must be included in public health

The Issue of Psychiatric Drugs

Medications that are effective initially can cause very serious problems later

Renewable Energy Progress --Despite Resistance from the Fossil Fuel Industry

What we can do to speed up the transition to renewable energy, despite Big Oil's well funded resistance

Public Acceptance of Wind Energy in Massachusetts: Factors, Implications

Why public acceptance of wind power can differ from one community to another

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Emily Monosson, Ph.D.

An evolutionary toxicologist considers why some organisms adapt to our toxic world while others do not.

Featured Guest

Meet Jeff Deyette

An expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists who calculates how individuals can contribute to energy efficiency