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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 »

Toddler’s “vocabulary explosion” explained

Research de-glamorizes the vocab explosion. It’s inevitable because some words are easy but others are hard. More »

Asteroid Threat

How bad is the asteroid threat to Earth, and what are they doing to find any killer asteroids out there? More »

Selling the poor, helping the poor: No contradiction?

By marketing to billions of lower-income people, business can do well by doing good selling affordable, green goods. More »