How Should Reading be Taught?
Educators have long argued over the best way to teach reading to children. The research, however, indicates that a highly popular method is inadequate on its own
The Worldwide Computer
An operating system spanning the Internet would bring the power of millions of the world's Internet-connected PCs to everyone's fingertips
The Cosmic Reality Check
A gentle radiance pervading the heavens suggests that astronomers' inventory of cosmic objects may soon be complete
Scars That Won't Heal: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse
Maltreatment can have enduring effects on a child's developing brain, diminishing growth and reducing activity in key areas
Extraterrestrial impacts ended the age of the dinosaurs. New research shows that they could have been the culprits behind many mass extinctions as well
Primes and Crimes
No one has seen signs of extraterrestrials using a distributed computation project (yet), but people have found the largest-known prime numbers, five-figure reward money--and legal trouble.
How Should Reading Be Taught?
A highly popular method of teaching reading to children is inadequate on its own
Rapid sensing would save lives
Recent discoveries are suggesting much-needed strategies for improving prevention and treatment. High on the list: ways to neutralize the anthrax bacterium's fiendish toxin