Volume 92 | Number 3 | May-June 2004
Did the earliest hominids become terrestrial and bipedal in increments, rather than making a sudden evolutionary leap?
Impressive new technologies have reshaped the landscape of what is possible in fueling modern economies. Three recent books explore that landscape, analyzing the problems and promise of alternatives to fossil fuels
Sunquakes demonstrates how much has been accomplished in just a few decades by the relatively new discipline of helioseismology
The essays by friends and colleagues of James D. Watson collected in Inspiring Science are insightful, if a bit one-sided
Andrew Brown has produced a compelling account of the "worm workers" who adopted and tamed C. elegans as a
Sheldon Krimsky worries that the pursuit of private profit will spell the demise of science conducted in the public interest
In Greek Fire, Adrienne Mayor makes the case that biochemical warfare is not a modern invention
Patrick E. McGovern treads archaeological grapes in ancient vineyards, producing an account of vinicultural history and prehistory that is like a good bottle of wine
Andrew Warwick's study of the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos shows that complex social systems are required to keep science operating
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