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Wireless Data Blaster

Radio's oldest technology is providing a new way for portable electronics to transmit large quantities of data rapidly without wires.

By David G. Leeper

The Mammals That Conquered the Seas

Using recently discovered fossils and DNA analyses, scientists are at last unraveling the mysterious evolutionary history of whales

By Kate Wong

Rethinking Green Consumerism

Buying "green" products isn't enough to save biodiversity in the tropics. A plan for marketing conservation services may be the answer

By Jared Hardner and Richard Rice

Journey to the Farthest Planet

Scientists are finally preparing to send a spacecraft to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, the last unexplored region of our planetary system.

By S. Alan Stern

Extreme Light

Tabletop lasers focus light with the power of 1,000 Hoover Dams onto a tiny point for applications from physics and fusion research to medicine

By Gérard A. Mourou and Donald Umstadter

Atherosclerosis: The New View

A long-held idea about how atherosclerosis develops has been overturned, offering clues to fighting this deadly disease

By Peter Libby

The Skeptical Environmentalist Replies

Recently Scientific American published "Misleading Math about the Earth," a series of essays that critized Bj¿rn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist. Here Lomborg offers his rebuttal.

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