• Coronal Mass Ejection

  • Graphene

  • Large Hadron Collider

  • Voyager

Science Features

Perspectives on Legalizing Cannabis

By Bala Poduval The states of Washington and Colorado legalized cannabis (both medicinal and recreational) through voter… Read more »

Space Weather

By Tim A. Howard The influence of changing conditions in the near-Earth environment on the technological systems… Read more »

Self-Organized Criticality in the Universe

By Markus J. Aschwanden Self-organized criticality is a theoretical concept that describes the statistics of nonlinear processes…. Read more »

Human Evolution is in Our DNA

By C.A.P. Saucier Lucy, the 3.2 million year old fossil, is the most celebrated hominid fossil discovered… Read more »

The First Muons at the Large Hadron Collider

By Michael E. Peskin The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest particle accelerator, or scientific equipment… Read more »

News & Views

Why I’ll talk politics with climate change deniers – but not science

By Mark Maslin, Professor of Climatology at University College London There are many complex reasons why people… Read more »

Basic Research: Why Should it be a Higher Priority of the Government?

By Bala Poduval Advancements in our civilization are driven by scientific knowledge transformed into innovative technologies for… Read more »

NASA visits Moon again

Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), a robotic mission to gather information about the structure and… Read more »

SOHO watches a comet fading away

Young Scientist, July 29, 2011: On Nov. 4, 2010, NASA’s EPOXI spacecraft came within 450 miles of… Read more »

Hubble Discovers a New Moon Around Pluto

Young Scientist, July 21, 2011: Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a fourth moon orbiting… Read more »