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How torture may inhibit accurate confessions

The ethics of enhanced interrogation techniques, detailed in a series of White House memos earlier this year, have come under growing fire in Washington and around the world.

September 21, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Colorful 32,000-year-old fibers prove to be some of the world's oldest

Archeologists have uncovered a veritable tangle of ancient flax fibers in a cave in the Republic of Georgia. The find consists of tiny bits of flax fibers that had been spun—and in some cases dyed—by upper Paleolithic hunters who occupied the cave intermittently beginning some 32,000 years ago...

September 10, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Can fearful memories be erased?

In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , Joel and Clementine's relationship ends so sourly that the couple elects to have their mutual memories swept away via a non-surgical procedure called "targeted memory erasure." No such tool actually exists...

September 3, 2009 — Lynne Peeples

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