Top Photo: A particle detector at the LHC. Photo credit: ATLAS Experiment © 2016 CERN

As far back as written language will permit, man has looked for the beginning.And every culture has sought to... Read more

The bull shark is one of the fiercest predators in the ocean.

Top Photo: The bull shark is one of the fiercest predators in the ocean. Photo credit: Martin Prochazkacz/

SHARK! It is a bone-chilling cry that sends swimmers and surfers alike... Read more

Extreme damage to the roadway in Anchorage, Alaska.

Top Photo: Extreme damage to a roadway in Anchorage, Alaska caused by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struckon November 30. Photo credit: Josh Bierma

That’s how some mountains were made. Tectonic... Read more

Speech-language pathologists study the science behind word learning.   Read more

Tiburón Island in the Gulf of California (or Sea of Cortés) of Mexico is the largest island in Mexico and part of the historic and current homeland of the INDIGENOUS Comcaac (Seri People). Seri oral history says the three stars making up Orion's belt represent mule deer, bighorn sheep,... Read more

Sweet rolls, bagels, pretzels and a Nobel Prize in Physics? Carb-loaded math? Maybe it’s time to take a second look. Read more


At Biosphere 2 scientists are studying how rocks weather and erode to create new SOIL and how that new soil fosters microbes, nutrient availability and plant growth. WATER carries bits of broken rock down from the mountains, then the rivers carry them along the valleys, sometimes all... Read more

Did you Know?

Scale Matters

B2 scientists are studying the movement of water through soil in three “sizes” or scales:

  • Small: in a beaker on a lab bench where we can measure chemical changes.
  • Medium:  On the LEO slopes where rain can be controlled
  • ... Read more

History! YUCK! After hours of memorizing facts (in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue), you are faced with a test that includes dates in column A and world events in column B, and if you want to pass you match them up...

But wait! History books only tell you who won the battle or who got... Read more