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The Physics of Long Necks

Long-necked sauropods faced a fundamental problem in physics when stooping down to drink.

Freedom: The Best Conservation Strategy

Do-gooder environmentalists trying to save the Amazon rainforests make the problem worse.

Backward Wiring of Eye Retina Confirmed as Optimal

You can't get any better performance out of an eyeball than the way it's designed, backward wiring and all.

Classical Physics Is Non-Deterministic

It's not just quantum mechanics that's weird. Reality—no matter the scientific foundation—is weird, too.

Ghost of Scientific Racism Not Busted

A 1920 science project was "preposterous and disgraceful," but have today's scientists learned the lesson?

Stunning Fossils Featured

A magazine has displayed some of the most amazing fossils of animals that were suddenly captured in unusual situations.

Adult Brain Can Build New Neurons

A dogma-challenging find raises a question: does the environment create the mind?

Darwin-Loving Democrat Takes Helm of AAAS

Former Congressman Rush D. Holt gives his inaugural editorial in Science Magazine.

Epigenome Project Finds Symphony in Cells

If all cells have the same genome, why do they look and act differently? The epigenome conducts each part in the symphony.

Learn How to Operate Your Body

You have built-in machinery and software that's beyond your awareness. Here are ways to enlist your equipment for better health.

Crinoid Pigment: 240 Million Years and No Evolution

Pigments from crinoids fossilized in early Mesozoic strata are identical to modern counterparts.

Lost Civilizations: Human History Hidden in Plain Sight

New imaging techniques have revealed extensive ancient human settlements in two very different remote environments.

Darwinians Fill Gaps With Magic

Like rabbits in a magic show, things just "appear" on the Darwin stage. And like magicians, Darwinians don't reveal how the trick is done.

"Natural Evil" May Be Broken Good

Things in nature we consider nasty are sometimes good systems that have broken.

Can an Evolved Brain Choose Good and Evil?

If the brain evolved, wouldn't anything the mind does be determined by forces beyond one's control?
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