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Human Epoch or Epic Hubris?

Evolutionary geologists are toying with an idea for a new time period, the "Anthropocene Epoch." What for?

Your Body: Design from Head to Toe

Every body part has its place and is well-designed for its function.

Body Diversity Threatens to Undermine Paleoanthropology

People don't all look the same today; body types vary tremendously. Why should we assume differently about the past?

Secular Scientists Rely on Biblical Values

It's a material world, except when you need truth, justice, and the scientific way.

Stone Tools Still Have Animal Residue

Claimed to be half a million years old, stone tools found in Israel still contain traces of animal fat and vegetable matter.

How to Doubt a Consensus

You don't need to be a "denialist." Just read the fine print in their own publications, and understand the limits of science.

The Politics of Happiness

Sometimes scientists get it right, and sometimes they get it wrong. Humans are too complex to fit pet theories, but even scientists can notice what works.

Another "Oldest Homo" Contender Alleged

Not again: another jawbone is making the rounds in the human-evolution saga.

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?

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.

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.
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