Rise of man theory “out by 400,000 years”
Our earliest ancestors gave up hunter-gathering and took to a settled life up to 400,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to controversial research.
Science of the Soul? “I Think, Therefore I Am” Is Losing Force
For many scientists, the evidence that moral reasoning is a result of physical traits that evolve along with everything else is just more evidence against the existence of the soul, or of a God to imbue humans with souls.
The Time 100: Lisa Randall
Lisa Randall’s nonphysicist friends knew she was onto something big when she presented her work at a conference and Stephen Hawking saved her a seat at the banquet afterward.
20 Things You Didn’t Know About… Aliens
Astronomers Margaret Turnbull and Jill Tarter of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C., have compiled a list of 17,129 nearby stars most likely to have planets that could support complex life.
FDA Should Reconsider Aspartame Cancer Risk, Say Experts
A new long-term animal test from an Italian cancer institute raises serious safety questions about the artificial sweetener aspartame, which is marketed generically as well as under the NutraSweet and Equal brand names.
Flatland – The Film
Flatland is a feature film adaptation of the 1884 novel by Edwin A. Abbott. It is gathering critical acclaim from reviewers at Film Threat, Scifi.com, and more.
The Flexi-Laws of Physics
One of the biggest questions of existence is the origin of those laws: where do they come from, and why do they have the form that they do?