The Secrets of Stardust
Tiny grains of dust floating in interstellar space have radically altered the history of our galaxy.
The Science of Smart Growth
Are there any alternatives to urban sprawl? Pundits and pols may endlessly debate that question, but the only way to get an answer is to go out and see what works in the real world
The Coolest Gas in the Universe
Bose-Einstein condensates are one of the hottest areas in experimental physics
Nanotubes for Electronics
They are stronger than steel, but the most important uses for these threadlike macromolecules may be in faster, more efficient and more durable electronic devices
Rulers of the Jurassic Seas
Fish-shaped reptiles called ichthyosaurs reigned over the oceans for as long as dinosaurs roamed the land, but only recently have paleontologists discovered why these creatures were so successful
Piecing Together Alzheimer's
Paleolithic Pit Stop
A French site suggests Neandertals and early modern humans behaved similarly
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