A SILICON VALLEY STARTUP AIMS HIGH
A story of ambition, hard work, and survival from the frontier of the new economy.
THE MAESTRO OF JUNK
If a classical composer can build an orchestra from garbage in San Francisco, what else can we do with our trash?
20 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT… LAB ACCIDENTS
LSD, gunpowder, Viagra, and the Incredible Hulk all have something in common.
BALLARD & THE BLACK SEA
Oceanographer and explorer Robert Ballard searches for ancient shipwrecks and signs of Noah’s Flood beneath the Black Sea.
EARLY WARFARE: GIRLS ON TOP
The “atlatl wife” joins the lexicon of women, their menfolk, and sports during a recent gathering of Stone Age spear-throwing enthusiasts in the Nevada desert.
THE HUMAN-TECHNO FUTURE: HOW WEIRD? HOW SOON?
Author Joel Garreau says unprecedented advances in genetics, robotics, information systems, and nanotechnology could redefine life as we know it within 10-20 years.
FOSSIL DINO DUNG: PALEONTOLOGY’S NEXT FRONTIER?
What coprolites can tell us about dinosaurs and other ancient animals.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NEWS:
Skull Is First Fossil Proof of Human Migration Theory, Study Says
Humans Caused Australia’s Ice Age Extinctions, Tooth Study Says
Fossil Meat Found in 380-Million-Year-Old Fish
Will “Flying Squirrel” Suit Let Skydivers Jump Without Chutes?
Tibet’s “Movie Star” Antelope Slowly Rebounding, Expedition Finds
New Weapon Against Warming: “Flatulence Cards” Offset Dog, Human Emissions
Giant Mice Devouring Island Seabird Chicks, Threatening Extinction
Alien Possums Gobbling New Zealand Forests, Birds
Invisibility Cloaks Possible, Study Says
Priceless Maya Stone Vessel Looted in Guatemala
Looted Maya Treasure Returned Anonymously
Mars’s Next Explorers: Jumping, Baseball-Size Robots?
Exodus From Drying Sahara Gave Rise to Pharaohs, Study Says
Killer Kangaroo Had Wolf-Like Fangs, Scientists Say
20,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Found in Australia
Methane Emissions Rising (But You Wouldn’t Know It), Study Says
First Invisibility Cloak Tested Successfully, Scientists Say
Largest “Terror Bird” Fossil Found in Argentina
Robotic Whiskers Inspired by Rats Can “See” in 3-D
Methane-Munching Microbes Take a Bite Out of Warming
“World’s Rarest Dog” Could Be Saved With Rabies Vaccine
Amazon River Once Flowed Other Way, Study Says
Giant Gas Loops Found in Center of Milky Way, Scientists Say
India Monsoons Intensifying, Hazard Risks Increasing, Study Says
Obesity Explosion May Weigh on China’s Future
HIV-Like Virus Found in Gorillas
Polar Bears Suffering as Arctic Summers Come Earlier, Study Finds
Dental Detectives Reveal Diet of Ancient Human Ancestors
Thawing Permafrost Could Supercharge Warming, Study Says
The End of Oil? Breakthrough Turns Coal Into Diesel
China Plans Sanctuary for Rare White Dolphins
Global Warming Has Devastating Effect on Coral Reefs, Study Shows
Warming, Disease Causing Major Caribbean Reef Die-Off
Bug-Eating Robots Use Flies for Fuel
Food Bacteria More Drug-Resistant in U.S., Europe, Study Suggests
Cold-Water Corals at Risk From Fishing Nets, Acidic Oceans
World’s Oldest Penguin Fossils Suggest Birds Outlived Dinos
Magnetism, Not Just Gravity, Makes Black Holes Suck, Study Says
West African Black Rhino Extinct, Group Says
Dino Fossils Found on Remote South Pacific Island
“Cooler” Mice Live Longer, Study Finds
Pyramid in Bosnia — Huge Hoax or Colossal Find?
For Tyrannosaurs, Teen Years Were Murder
Whiskers Go Wild at World Beard, Moustache Games
Photo in the News: Stork Delivers Baby Porcupine
Scientists Grow Lung Cells From Stem Cells
Africa Explorer Takes Off on Yearlong Aerial Survey
Ebola Spurs Fears of Looming Ape Extinction