Bye-Bye Why Files
World’s first general science magazine written exclusively for the web closes up shop after two decades online

Why Files announces its demise after 20 years on the web, and recounts how technological and social change was reflected in its pages. More »


How much warning do we get before a gigantic eruption? More »

“Dr. Death” released. Anything new about dying?

Jack Kevorkian forced us to confront the fears and hopes of terminal illness. What’s happened with “right to die” laws in Oregon? More »

Life: Version 1.0 in the Muck

Ancient bacteria used photosynthesis but did not make oxygen. It might have been primitive, but it worked! More »