Science & the Public

Where scienceand society meet

  1. Earth

    The Costs of Meat and Fish

    The purchase price is often but a small part of the true cost of many animal products in the diet.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Vatican Identifies Sinful Field of Science

    Would the Pope have shut down Gregor Mendel’s pea studies?

  3. Chemistry

    Drugs on Tap

    It's finally time to investigate whether pharmaceuticals in water pose a health risk.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Medicinal Chocolate . . . Part 2

    Dark chocolate can be healthful, but it isn't always so. Here's why.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Medicinal Chocolate . . . Part 1

    Therapeutic? - Some health groups are touting the benefits of the antioxidants found in candy.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Doctors Without Borders

    A medical brain drain may leave many countries unable to care for their sick.

  7. Life

    Banishing Sense-less Reporting

    Scientific reports don't have to be dry, although they all-too-frequently are.

  8. Earth

    Water-Hogging Electric Vehicles

    Electric cars may save on gasoline, but some can place an indirect drain on other resources.

  9. Humans

    Want a Science Debate?

    Presidential contenders have been debating a broad range of issues. Science isn't one of them.