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Stories by 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
Quasicrystal Clear

Quasicrystal Clear

Is entropy the driving force behind this odd form of matter?

January 1, 1990 — John Horgan
Photogenic Science

Photogenic Science

A colorful balloon and raft help rain-forest researchers

December 1, 1989 — John Horgan
Quantum Consciousness

Quantum Consciousness

Polymath Roger Penrose takes on the ultimate mystery

November 1, 1989 — John Horgan
Land-Locked

Land-Locked

Increasingly, experts question the need for land-based missiles

October 1, 1989 — John Horgan
Hot Spot

Hot Spot

Computers re-create weather of an ancient supercontinent

September 1, 1989 — John Horgan
The Masai

The Masai

These pastoralists are key to the future of Kenya's wildlife

September 1, 1989 — John Horgan
Ethnography as Art

Ethnography as Art

"Complexifier" Clifford Geertz ponders anthropology's future

July 1, 1989 — John Horgan
Cosmic Collisions

Cosmic Collisions

Computer simulations suggest how elliptical galaxies formed

July 1, 1989 — John Horgan
The Finance of Fission

The Finance of Fission

Wall Street is reluctant to back a resurgence of nuclear power

June 1, 1989 — John Horgan
Ivan's Eyes

Ivan's Eyes

A ban ends, and antisatellite weapons make a comeback

June 1, 1989 — John Horgan
Pinning Down Clouds

Pinning Down Clouds

Scientists ponder the role of clouds in climatic change

May 1, 1989 — John Horgan
Do Bees Think?

Do Bees Think?

The discoverer of bat "sonar" thinks about animals' thoughts

May 1, 1989 — John Horgan
Stories by John Horgan

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