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Stories by Tim Folger

The Race to Replace the Kilogram

The long-running effort to ditch the decaying, 19th-century artifact that defines the kilogram nears its conclusion

February 1, 2017 — Tim Folger

Can We Keep Getting Smarter?

Ever rising IQ scores suggest that future generations will make us seem like dimwits in comparison

February 2, 2015 — Tim Folger

Waiting for the Higgs

Even as the last protons spin through the most successful particle accelerator in history, physicists hope to conjure one final triumph

September 29, 2011 — Tim Folger

Contact: The Day After

If we are ever going to pick up a signal from E.T., it is going to happen soon, astronomers say. And we already have a good idea how events will play out

January 1, 2011 — Tim Folger