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When Does Paleoanthropology Become Archaeology?

Was there ever a time when humans were "pre-human"? Recent finds are overturning assumptions about human ancestors.

Scientists Need Philosophers

Wise journal editors realize that they can't do science without philosophy.

Birds to Watch

Here are some amazing stories about birds, to inspire wonder and admiration of these varied and beautiful flying creatures.

Cell Biologists Use Machine Language

This is a golden age of discovery about molecular machines, but the metaphor may be moving from machinery to information processing.

The Cures Are Inside You

Your body has the means to repair itself, if the right cells get into the right places.

The Machinery Behind the Senses

There's a lot of physical work our eyes, ears, and brain cells perform to support our perceptions of the world.

Large Study of Near-Death Experiences Finds Surprises

What does a person sense during the transition from life to death? A large new study collected data, but more study is needed.

How Useful Is Evolutionary Theory?

What has Darwin done for you lately? Some evolutionists promote Darwinism because of its alleged usefulness to humanity.

How Explanatory Is Evolutionary Theory?

Darwinians make big boasts about their theory as the central organizing principle in biology, but what does it actually explain?

Animals Overcome Limitations of Physics

The limits of human engineering have been overcome by animals in surprising ways worth imitating.

Indonesian Cave Paintings Shake Up Art History

Asians were not supposed to be so culturally talented 40,000 years ago, but their cave art shows the same finesse seen in contemporary European caves.

Is Scientism Ready for E.T.?

In speculating about the impact of extraterrestrials on world religions, an author neglected the impact on his own.

Robots Imitate Life

The goal of robotics is to imitate what humans and animals make look easy.

Of Minds and Men

So many psychological theories have come and gone; does anything remain worth clinging to?

Entrepreneurs Seek to Cure Ageing

Could scientists cure ageing, allowing humans to live Old Testament lifespans? A contest is on to fix the "chronic disease" of growing old.
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