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Italy science council funds creationist book

After hosting a panel earlier this year to discuss supposed flaws in evolutionary theory, Italy's science agency the National Research Council (CNR) reportedly put up thousands of dollars to help with the publication of a follow-up book, Evolutionism: The Decline of an Hypothesis ...

December 10, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

How Humanlike Was "Ardi"?

A second look a the 4.4-million-year-old primate that has sparked debate about upright walking and what it means to be in the human tribe

November 19, 2009 — Katherine Harmon
Pharaohs Had Heart Disease

Pharaohs Had Heart Disease

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that multiple ancient Egyptian mummies show signs of atherosclerosis. Karen Hopkin reports

November 18, 2009

Human Evolution: Lucy and Neandertals

Anthropologist Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London talks about Neandertals. And Scientific American 's Kate Wong, co-author with Donald Johanson of Lucy's Legacy, talks about the discovery and impact of the famous Lucy fossil...

October 23, 2009 — Steve Mirsky

Mary Anning and the Birth of Paleontology

The daughter of a cabinetmaker and amateur fossil collector, Anning made her mark in the budding field of paleontology in early 19th-century England through the discovery of the first complete plesiosaur fossil...

October 21, 2009 — Shelley Emling

Brain Enhancement: October Issue of Scientific American

In this episode Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina discusses the contents of the October issue of Scientific American, including articles on brain enhancement, lost cities of the Amazon and a century-old plan to make subway rides more entertaining...

October 14, 2009 — Steve Mirsky
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