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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 »

In the Gulf, a failure of BP’s fail-safe valve!

Can we ever really count on technology? More »

Killer Asteroids: Ultimate Impact

New searches are finding lots of asteroids. None of them are aimed at us — yet. How much damage have asteroids done in the past? More »

Sports Injuries

It’s not just football. Hockey and biking are dangerous sports too. What are the real dangers of our athletic obsessions? What is the link between concussion and depression later in life? More »