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Airport security now reads minds

According to this report, the Transportation Security Administration is adding another layer of scrutiny beyond the metal detector, X-ray belt and the cursory glance.

August 15, 2007 — Nikhil Swaminathan

Who knew the Bible could predict the size of the universe?

Everyone knows that Young Earth Creationism has firmly established that the age of the universe is approximately 6,000 years, as illuminated by the obviously-better-than-radio-carbon-dating method of counting all the begats in the Good Book...

August 13, 2007 — Christopher Mims

TurtleNet - Connecting turtles wirelessly

"We are currently investigating methods to use DTNs, energy management, and programming languages to improve the state of the art in tracking small, mobile wildlife." --TurtleNet Mark D...

August 7, 2007 — Christopher Mims

Are Transgenic Crops Safe to Grow and Eat?

In the September issue of Scientific American, which should be arriving on newsstands and in subscribers in-boxes right about now, there is a totally awesome and, sadly, totally paywalled article entitled Sowing a Gene Revolution: A new green revolution based on genetically modified crops can help reduce poverty and hunger--but only if formidable institutional challenges are met...

August 7, 2007 — Christopher Mims

When morality is hard to like

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Mind Matters where top researchers in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry discuss the findings and theories driving their fields.

August 6, 2007 — David Dobbs

Many worlds in Oxford

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the launching of the "Many Worlds" Interpretation of quantum mechanics, in which parallel universes are constantly branching off from the one we experience, with different events taking place in them...

August 2, 2007 — Graham P. Collins

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