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A New Spin on Human Ancestry?

Scientists studying two hominid fossils from Kenya have cause to wonder whether Homo erectus, considered the direct predecessor to the species of humans currently enjoying evolutionary predominance, Homo sapiens, actually evolved from the smaller Homo habilis or whether the two coexisted for about half a million years.

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Sam Harris: The Language of Ignorance

The bestselling secularist author of “The End of Faith” delivers a scathing review of “The Language of God,” a new book by Human Genome Project head Francis Collins that attempts to demonstrate a harmony between science and evangelical Christianity.

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Human Rights Watch: Israel Has Committed War Crimes

The watchdog group released a 50-page report detailing Israel’s failure to distinguish between combatants and civilians in Lebanon, in one case wiping out an entire 12-person family because one member was merely suspected of being sympathetic to Hezbollah.

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A Brief History of Human Sex

To get an idea of how we humans might act if unfettered by cultural restraints, we could look at bonobo chimpanzees, which engage in frequent sexual acts ... “a fairly quick, perfunctory and relaxed activity that functions as a social cement,” according to an expert.

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Mel Gibson cryofrozen
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Research Supports Possibility of Cryo-Preservation

New studies suggest that the entire human body could be cryo-preserved without the formation of damaging ice crystals, which normally damage cells and tissue.

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One Measly Point—Is That Too Much to Ask?

The satirist tells us that Bush, feeling low as he contemplates his public approval rating, has turned to a man who knows a thing or two about numbers.

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I, Nanobot

Salon.com publishes an eye-opening and unconventionally told essay about how advances in nanotechnology will soon change what it means to be human.

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