• When Fields Collide

    The history of particle cosmology shows that science can benefit from wrenching changes

    David Kaiser| June 1, 2007|

  • The Traveler's Dilemma

    The Traveler's Dilemma

    When playing this simple game, people consistently reject the rational choice. In fact, by acting illogically, they end up reaping a larger reward--an outcome that demands a new kind of formal reasoning

    Kaushik Basu| June 1, 2007|

  • Seeing Triple

    Anticipated for decades, machines are finally displaying real objects in three true dimensions

    | June 1, 2007|

  • Restoring America's Big, Wild Animals

    Pleistocene rewilding--a proposal to bring back animals that disappeared from North America 13,000 years ago--offers an optimistic agenda for 21st-century conservation

    C. Josh Donlan| June 1, 2007|

  • Lifting the Fog around Anesthesia

    Learning why current anesthetics are so potent and sometimes dangerous will lead to a new generation of safer targeted drugs without unwanted side effects

    Beverley A. Orser| June 1, 2007|

  • Breaking Network Logjams

    Breaking Network Logjams

    An approach called network coding could dramatically enhance the efficiency and reliability of communications networks. At its core is the strange notion that transmitting evidence about messages can be more useful than conveying the messages themselves


  • A Simpler Origin for Life

    The sudden appearance of a large self-copying molecule such as RNA was exceedingly improbable. Energy-driven networks of small molecules afford better odds as the initiators of life

    Robert Shapiro| June 1, 2007|

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