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Carbon Dioxide and Climate

An article from our July 1959 issue examined climate change: "A current theory postulates that carbon dioxide regulates the temperature of the earth. This raises an interesting question: How do Man's activities influence the climate of the future?"...

December 4, 2008 — Gilbert N. Plass

Why Do Men Buy Sex?

Some researchers say johns seek intimacy on demand; others believe these men typically want to use and dominate women

December 3, 2008 — Nikolas Westerhoff

The Truth about Hypocrisy

Charges of hypocrisy can be surprisingly irrelevant and often distract us from more important concerns

December 3, 2008 — Scott F. Aikin and Robert B. Talisse

Black Friday warning: video games waste energy and contribute to global warming

If you're planning this holiday season (perhaps even today) to become one of the tens of millions of people in the U.S. to buy a video game system, you  may want to consider how the purchase of a Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation or Microsoft Xbox will impact your carbon footprint (or, at very least, your electric bill)...

November 28, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier
Wash Car after Chickens Cross Road

Wash Car after Chickens Cross Road

Cars driving behind trucks carrying chickens to the slaughterhouse were found to be teeming with poultry bacteria. Adam Hinterthuer reports

November 27, 2008

Galapagos Invaders Actually Native Species

Fossil remains show that some plant species believed to have invaded the Galapagos islands about 500 years ago are in fact natives. Ecologists can examine fossil remains to determine what really belongs in a given habitat...

November 26, 2008

Ocean turning to acid at lightning speed

Increased carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is making the Pacific coast acidic far more rapidly than previously believed, potentially wreaking havoc for creatures living in it that are unable to tolerate the swiftly changing environment.  

Ecologists at the University of Chicago tracked the acidity of the Pacific off an island close to Washington state over the course of eight years...

November 24, 2008 — Susannah F. Locke

Magic and the Brain: How Magicians

Magicians have been testing and exploiting the limits of cognition and attention for hundreds of years. Neuroscientists are just beginning to catch up

November 24, 2008 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik
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