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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

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