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Stories by John Horgan

Postal Mortem

Postal Mortem

Drug test results may point to racial discrimination

February 1, 1991 — John Horgan
In the Beginning…

In the Beginning…

Scientists are having a hard time agreeing on when, where and—most important—how life first emerged on the earth

February 1, 1991 — John Horgan
Going to Pot

Going to Pot

A grassroots movement touts hemp's environmental virtues

December 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Double Trouble

Double Trouble

When identical twins are not identical

December 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Measuring Eternity

Measuring Eternity

New observations favor a younger age for the cosmos

December 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Stinging Criticism

Stinging Criticism

A "controversy" over bees' dance language resurfaces

November 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Unsolved Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries

New data suggest a solution to the solar-neutrino problem

August 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Bufo Abuse

Bufo Abuse

A toxic toad gets licked, boiled, teed up and tanned

August 1, 1990 — John Horgan
The Death Penalty

The Death Penalty

Most Americans favor it, but what purpose does it serve?

July 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Death Watch

Death Watch

Updates on four dubious but enduring theories

June 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Open Skies

Open Skies

An old proposal for legal spying gains new life

May 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Free Radical

Free Radical

A word (or two) about linguist Noam Chomsky

May 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Mandelbrot Set-To

Mandelbrot Set-To

Did the father of fractals "discover" his namesake set?

April 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Right to Lie?

Right to Lie?

Studies disprove claims about abortion's dangers

April 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Test Negative

Test Negative

A look at the evidence justifying illicit-drug tests

March 1, 1990 — John Horgan
R.I.P. Blackbird

R.I.P. Blackbird

A legendary spy plane is brought down to earth

February 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Indecent Burial

Indecent Burial

Obstacles to the disposal of nuclear waste proliferate

February 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Claude E. Shannon

Claude E. Shannon

Unicyclist, juggler and father of information theory

January 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Stories by John Horgan

Confronting Common Wisdom