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Monogamy Is All the Rage These Days

TORONTO—Gay or straight, male or female—everyone is having fewer affairs now than they were in the 1970s. According to a new study presented here today at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, extramarital (and extra-partnership) sex is way down, and discussion about the topic within couples is way up...

August 7, 2009 — Karen Schrock

CT scans of fossils enable 3-D models of ancient spiders

Spooky spider-like critters were already roaming the Earth long before dinosaurs. And now, with the help of a new imaging technique, the arachnids can be seen as they appeared to their early insect prey about 300 million years ago...

August 6, 2009 — Lynne Peeples

Were anti-climate bill letters penciled in coal?

A coal industry advocacy group has acknowledged that a contractor it hired later subcontracted a D.C.-based lobbying firm that then fired off a dozen falsified letters to congressional offices, pressuring a "nay" vote on a climate bill, The New York Times reported this week...

August 6, 2009 — Lynne Peeples

Voyage to the Pacific Ocean's garbage patch: Sadness, anger and a plea to help avoid catastrophic changes in the marine ecosystem

Editor's Note: Scuba instructor and underwater videographer Drew Wheeler  is traveling on board the Algalita Marine Research Foundation's 50-foot Ocean Research Vessel, Alguita , on a two-month voyage to sample and study portions of a 10-million-square-mile oval known as the North Subtropical Gyre (aka "Pacific garbage patch" )...

August 6, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

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