Volume 93 | Number 3 | May-June 2005
Did our ancestors use myths to store information and transmit it into the future?
Obsessed and depressed, unable to take joy in her work or family, Marie Curie set an example that may deter more women than it inspires
A companion volume to the Newton exhibit at the New York Public Library defines the Newtonian Moment
In After the Ice, Steven Mithen's fictional time traveler, John Lubbock, journeys from 20,000 to 5000 B.C.
Kenneth Deffeyes predicts that running out of gas as we drive ourselves down the far side of Hubbert's peak will not be pleasant
Distinguished scientists reflect on how their careers may have grown out of their childhoods
Our forebears lived in small groups, rarely meeting anyone they didn't know. Why is it that we seem to have no problem living in megacities and trusting strangers? Paul Seabright has written a natural history of economic life that addresses the evolutionary riddle of our readiness for instant bonding.
A long-awaited book details the archaeological findings at Shanidar Cave, site of the first cemetery east of the Mediterranean
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