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10/18 A prominent researcher-author-public advocate discusses the environmental and health issues of agrochemicals, especially glyphosate (Roundup). Sheldon Krimsky
10/25 Advanced technology reveals a super-abundance of planetary systems in the universe. And astronomers are investigating how these systems form as well as their amazing diversity. Joan Najita
09/20 A distinguished scientist and author od "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life" explains the destructiveness of industrialized agriculture and shows how to feed the world while restoring the soil and environment. David Montgomery
09/14 Today scientific information is available to all, yet misinformation and denialism abound. "Galileo and the Science Denialists" describes Galileo's famous struggle for truth centuries ago and its relevance today. Mario Livio
08/23 In his latest book for the general public, an esteemed geologist makes the dynamics of our planet and its lifeforms accessible to all. A must-read for all who care about our Earth. Andrew Knoll
Mounting evidence suggests a link between chemicals in consumer products and breast cancer.
What's so important about an atmosphere? Find out here.
Many of the most important advances in scientific understanding were initially rejected or ignored.
In an era of global science, other nations are increasing their science budgets. Why aren't we?
Ancient infant teeth reveal the importance of weaning patterns in human evolution. Tanya Smith
A collaboration of ocean and space scientists that will advance our understanding of exo-worlds, such as Enceladus and Europa. Peter Girguis
A cell's size and the proportions of its components are strictly determined, but where do the rules come from? Scientists are still trying to figure that out. Jané Kondev
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Astronomer Joan Najita explains the challenge of understanding how planetary systems are created.
Deep cosmic surveys hope to explain the mysterious accelerating expansion of the universe. Licia Verde
Two young scientists at the famous Jack Szostak Lab explain research issues, Matthew Powner and Utay Budin
The science of neural networks reveals the awesome complexity of normal speech production and also brings help for language disorders. Frank Guenther
Saving the oceans is an urgent matter... Les Kaufman
Seagrasses feed and protect many marine species. They stabilize shorelines. They reduce ocean acidification. Can seagrasses endure ocean warming? Barnabas Daru
The effects of vehicle pollutants on the developing brain. Shakira Franco Suglia
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. John Connor
Materials scientist Javier Fernandez discusses the "plastisphere" crisis and how it motivated the development of biodegradable "shrilk."
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...Jeff Deyette
Outstanding resources on the environmental impact of modern agriculture and meat production