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Phrasing a Coyne: Jerry Coyne on Why Evolution Is True

Phrasing a Coyne: Jerry Coyne on Why Evolution Is True

During a Scientific American cruise in the Caribbean, University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne talks about his new book Why Evolution Is True. And we hear a brief example of what it's like to attend science lectures at sea. Plus, we'll test your knowlege of some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include www.insightcruises.com; www.whyevolutionistrue.com

March 13, 2009 — Steve Mirsky

Primate Not So Innocent

A study in the journal Current Biology shows that chimps can make long-term plans--because one was found saving up stones to throw at people. Cynthia Graber reports

March 11, 2009

The Baby Nobels

SciAm.com met up with the 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search, considered the "Super Bowl" of science. Christie Nicholson reports

March 10, 2009

Waking in the Dark: Daylight Saving Time

Remember to turn clocks ahead one hour this weekend and, if possible, sleep in until the sun rises. Sleep researchers say waking with light is the best remedy for the winter doldrums. Christie Nicholson reports

March 6, 2009

Morally Repugnant

A recent study in the journal Science shows that we display the same facial reaction to moral wrongs as we do to bad tastes or smells. Karen Hopkin reports

March 5, 2009

Can Babies Be Made-to-Order?

A fertility clinic says it will give couples the option of fiddling with the blueprints for their broods. But how much flexibility will--or should--they have?

March 4, 2009 — Coco Ballantyne

Know Before You Vote

Know Before You Vote