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Massive Galaxies: Where and How They Form

The investigation of how super-galaxies form is expected to provide insight into other mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy.

How Environmental Pollutants Impair Brain Development

A world authority on how environmental toxins affect brain development brings the evidence to the general public.

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Cosmos: Star Cycles

Millions of years after the Big Bang, scattered areas of gas density gradually increased in mass, heat and pressure, until they ignited in spectacular bursts of nuclear fusion...

Life: Evolution and Extinction

The long reign of bacteria, the eventual branching and diversification, symbiogenesis, the dramatic mass extinctions and resurgence of life...

Fractal Geometry

A concept that was originally treated with skeptism is widely accepted today

Massive Galaxies: Where and How They Form

The investigation of how super-galaxies form is expected to provide insight into other mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy.

How Solar Systems Form: Puzzles and Possibilities

Astronomer Joan Najita explains the challenge of understanding how planetary systems are created.

Leaving It Up to Chance: How Cells Make Decisions

Cells make decisions that turn out to be random. Professor Kondev explains the implications of that surprising discovery.

Infant Fossil Teeth: Clues to Ancient Human Development

Ancient infant teeth reveal the importance of weaning patterns in human evolution

Clive Hamilton Talks about the Geoengineering Issue

A major ethicist and author talks about the geoengineering issue and his new book on that topic, Earthmasters

Journey to the Center of the Earth

What modern seismologists are learning about the Earth's interior

How Environmental Pollutants Impair Brain Development

A world authority on how environmental toxins affect brain development brings the evidence to the general public.

How TB Bacteria Evade Treatment

TB cells do not all respond to antibiotics. Discovering why is the key to effective treatment.

Replacing Plastic: The Merits of Shrilk

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

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

Mario Livio, Ph.D.

An astrophysicist who is especially gifted at making science and mathematics accessible to the general public

Featured Guest

Meet Sharon Levy

A respected nature writer discusses ancient and modern extinctions