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Dismantling Nuclear Reactors

Taking apart a nuclear power plant that has reached the end of its life is a complicated task. But not for the reasons you might expect

By Matthew L. Wald

Which Came First, the Feather or the Bird?

A long-cherished view of how and why feathers evolved has now been overturned

By Richard O. Prum and Alan H. Brush
Digital Entertainment Jumps the Border

Digital Entertainment Jumps the Border

By Harvey B. Feigenbaum

Bugs in the Brain

Time for a bit of humility. Some microorganisms can manipulate neural circuitry better than we can

By Robert Sapolsky

The Search for Dark Matter

Dark matter is usually thought of as something "out there." But we will never truly understand it unless we can bring it down to earth

By David B. Cline
Restoring Aging Bones: Blame It on Evolution
The Sciences

Restoring Aging Bones: Blame It on Evolution

By Clifford J. Rosen


  • Letters


  • Erratas

  • Advances

    From Lab to Embassy

  • Getting Warmer

  • Out on a Limb

  • Connect the Pings

  • Sustainable Surgery

  • Triggered Swarms: How Big Quakes Can Cause Small Quakes Far Away

  • Has a Nice Ring to It

  • Self-Organized Scenery

  • Re-evolution

  • Immunity Sapped

  • Unnatural at 21

  • Recommended

    The Neurologist and the Philosopher

  • Skeptic

    Demon-Haunted Brain

  • Anti Gravity

    The Rael Thing

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    Our Soil; New World; Moon Air

  • Perspectives

    Total Information Overload

  • In Brief

    Data Points: March 2003

  • Brief Bits: March 2003

  • Puzzling Adventures


  • Voyages

    Follies and Foucault's Pendulum

  • Profile

    Man against a Mountain

  • Staking Claims

    Some Rights Reserved

  • Innovations

    The Relentless Storm

  • By the Numbers

    Sizing Up Evangelicals

  • Working Knowledge

    No Two Alike

  • Departments

    Fuzzy Logic

  • Ask the Experts

    Ask the Experts: March 2003

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March 2003

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day