Intelligence scores are rising, James R. Flynn discovered--but he remains very sure we're not getting any smarter
A World Trade Organization decision about sea turtles raises doubts about reconciling economics and the environment
Sociologist Sherry Turkle explores the emotional and intellectual connections to virtual pets, chat rooms and other products of the computer age
Its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, says the World Wide Web hasn't nearly reached its potential
Death and destruction--with sportsmanship Robot Wars
A new way to identify the inhabitants of an ecosystem
A sponge uses optical fibers
to gather sunlight
Into the Wilds of Africa
Mary Leakey, one of the world's most renowned hunters of early human fossils, died in Nairobi on December 9, 1996, at the age of 83. Crowning triumphs of her long career included such finds as the 1972 discovery (with Louis, her husband and collaborator) of 1.75-million-year-old remains from Homo habilis at Olduvai Gorge and the 1978 discovery of 3.6-million-year-old footprints at Laetoli, both in Tanzania...
Conservators are racing to save monuments threatened by development, pollution, looting and neglect. In the process, they are transforming the field of archaeology into a new science...