Why a stone tablet is still better than a hard drive
Can thousands of Wikipedians be wrong? How an attempt to build an online encyclopedia touched off history’s biggest experiment in collaborative knowledge
Two new elegantly conceived programs help you unjam your digital life
Broadband sent over power lines offers Internet access everywhere in your house—and could also offer the country a way to save energy
Tools to protect your privacy on the Internet go just so far, and the businesses that dominate it have no incentive to let them go any farther
As America turns its health-care system over to the market, pharmaceutical reps are wielding more and more influence—and the line between them and doctors is beginning to blur
Cameras and telephones are coming together—and bringing people together—in ways that can shape society
A growing number of Internet dating sites are relying on academic researchers to develop a new science of attraction. A firsthand report from the front lines of an unprecedented social experiment
Google Earth and its rival programs offer (civilians) a new way to look at the world
The author of this month's cover story talks about love and the new research that's being produced by Internet matchmaking services
An unauthorized preview, with never-before -seen drawings of the interior
Despite the vast number of religions, nearly everyone in the world believes in the same things: the existence of a soul, an afterlife, miracles, and the divine creation of the universe. Recently psychologists doing research on the minds of infants have discovered two related facts that may account for this phenomenon. One: human beings come into the world with a predisposition to believe in supernatural phenomena. And two: this predisposition is an incidental by-product of cognitive functioning gone awry. Which leads to the question ...
Paul Bloom, the author of "Is God an Accident," on why—ironically—belief in Intelligent Design may be an inherited trait
"Oh, my God—Southwest to Tampa with a thousand people!" In France our correspondent gets an inside look at the new Airbus A380, the world's biggest passenger plane—and actually kind of likes what he sees
Forgoing a trip down the aisle, our correspondent heads straight to the sperm bank. But does she want the Truffaut aficionado or the mentor to underprivileged kids?
Contagion through history
Why the longevity boom will make us sorry to be alive
Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter, the authors of Nation of Rebels, on how the myth of a counterculture derailed the political left
Old science doesn't die ...