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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 »

Alcohol: Molecule curbs drinking among rats; are humans next?

Injecting a protein in the brain stifles the drive to drink among lab rats. A new angle on alcoholism? More »

Evolutionary Mystery: Bizarre Beetle Horns

They may seem like the lowliest members of the animal kingdom, but dung beetles around the world sport a spectacular diversity. More »

Barbecue season approaches: What’s so great about open fire?

The ancients used fire to cook, smelt metal and make pots. It provided warmth, protection against animals, and became a social focus. More »