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Did Neandertals Think Like Us?

João Zilhão defends his controversial view that our oft-maligned relatives shared our cognitive abilities


Cloning of a Human

The process is extremely difficult, but it also seems inevitable

By Charles Q. Choi

Extra Dimensions

The world's biggest particle collider might uncover new slices of space

By George Musser

Creation of Life

Synthetic biology remakes organisms, but can it bring inanimate matter to life?

By David Biello

Fusion Energy

It would solve environmental headaches, but it remains hard to achieve

By Michael Moyer

Deadly Pandemic

Notwithstanding the tameness of H1N1, influenza viruses could still wipe out millions and wreak economic havoc

By Katherine Harmon


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June 2010

Think Outside the Gift Box